The savory aroma of this Baked turkey and Dumplings Casserole will make your mouth water.
This baked turkey and dumplings casserole dish is made with leftover turkey, veggies, homemade dumplings that are layered with a flavorful gravy for the perfect comfort food on a busy night.
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We all have leftover turkey after the holidays, and finding ways to repurpose it and use up those leftovers can be a challenge at times.
Comfort food at its finest, this turkey and dumplings bake is sure to become a new favorite way to use up leftover turkey in your home.
Plus, it’s super easy. Just mix the ingredients together for one of the tastiest casseroles you’ll ever eat! The combination of turkey and dumplings is the epitome of comfort food.
This quick, easy recipe is destined to become a new favorite dinner option for those cold winter nights when all we want to do is curl up on the couch or bed under a blanket while watching some Netflix.
Plus, it’s super tasty too – what more could you ask for?
Tips for Making this Turkey and Dumplings Bake
This recipe for baked turkey and dumplings is easy to make, but there are a few steps you should keep in mind.
It’s a cinch to use leftover turkey in this dish, but if you don’t have any, you can certainly substitute cooked chicken. You can even pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store!
Be sure not to forget that self-rising flour is important when making these dumplings because without it they won’t rise at all.
Lastly, do not mix the layers together–that’s important for having everything cook correctly! It’s magical how it all comes together.
How to Make Turkey and Dumplings Casserole
It’s so easy to make this comfort food classic, even on a busy weeknight!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Leftover Cooked Turkey, Shredded or Chopped
- Diced Carrots
- Frozen Peas
- Self-rising Flour
- Chicken Broth
- Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup (or 10-oz can condensed cream of chicken soup)
How to Make It:
(Full printable recipe is available below)
Melt butter in baking dish. The first step is to melt the butter in a 9×13 baking dish. Once melted, you add turkey and carrots on top of the melted butter—and then peas for good measure! Feel free to add different veggies based on what you prefer or have on hand.
Prepare the dumpling mixture. Once you’ve whisked the flour and milk together, pour it over your vegetables. Don’t stir anything–we’re simply layering here.
Make a gravy mixture. Whisk the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth and pour over the dumpling mixture. Don’t stir anything!
Bake the casserole. Last, you’ll transfer the turkey and dumplings to the oven and bake for around 40-50 minutes, until the dumplings form and start to brown.
Be sure to cool slightly before serving, which will allow the gravy to thicken a bit.
Then scoop it out onto plates or into bowls and enjoy!
Notes and Adaptations:
- I prefer to use homemade cream of chicken soup because it’s so easy and really does add a lot of flavor, but you can certainly use the canned variety if you’d like.
- Swap in different veggies or add more if you’d like–frozen green beans or corn would be a simple addition.
- You can also leave the veggies out if desired, but I’d recommend using 3-4 cups of leftover turkey in that case to compensate.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cups leftover cooked turkey (can use more if you prefer)
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 3/4 cup chicken broth or turkey broth
- 1 cup homemade cream of chicken soup (or 10-oz can condensed cream of chicken soup)
- Preheat oven to 400F. Add butter to a 9x13" baking dish and transfer it to the oven so the butter can melt as the oven preheats.
- Once the butter is melted, remove dish from oven. Add leftover turkey, carrots, and frozen peas on top of the melted butter.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together self-rising flour and milk. Pour this mixture over the turkey, carrots, and peas. Don't stir--we're just layering here.
- In another small bowl, whisk together chicken broth or turkey broth and cream of chicken soup until smooth. Pour this mixture over everything in the dish. Once again, don't stir anything!
- Carefully place the baking dish back to the oven (don't forget, the dish is already hot!) and bake for about 40-50 minutes, until the dumplings are starting to turn golden-brown.
- Remove the dish from oven and let it cool for about 15 minutes before serving--this will allow the liquid to thicken into a delicious gravy-like sauce before serving.
- I use homemade cream of chicken soup because it's so easy and adds a lot of flavor, but you can also use the canned variety.
- It's easy to change up the veggies or add more if you'd like.
- You can leave out the veggies if desired, but I'd recommend using 3-4 cups of cooked turkey in that case to bulk it up.
- You can add some additional seasonings to the gravy mixture if desired--ground thyme and black pepper are a couple of good choices.
Amount Per Serving Calories 308Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 78mgSodium 1090mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 19g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.