Wild Turkey and Dressing Casserole

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Serves: 5-7

Classic Thanksgiving flavor in an easy-to-make weeknight casserole.

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Everyone loves the classic Thanksgiving dinner staple of turkey and dressing, but not everyone has time to make the full blown dinner on the average weeknight. This casserole gives you all the classic flavor, but in a fraction of the time. 

Serve the wild turkey and dressing casserole with your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes.

With turkey season upon us, try it with your wild turkey breast this year. Simply cube up half a breast and brown them in a bit of oil before adding to the casserole mixture. The browning step helps to both cook the turkey through and add a bit of roasted flavor to the finished dish.

Brown the turkey in a bit of oil before adding to the casserole mixture.

The dressing portion of the dish is made from a mixture of sourdough and cornbread. Don't worry if your bread is a day or two old, it will actually make better dressing than fresh. Feel free to chop fresh onion, peppers, and celery for the dish, but picking up a bag of the frozen mixture saves time. 

Ingredients

1 side of a wild turkey breast
2-3 pounds
cut into cubes

3 cups sourdough bread
torn into pieces

3 cups cornbread
torn into pieces

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can chicken stock

2 eggs
beaten

1 1/2  cups onion
pepper
celery frozen vegetable mix

1 teaspoon dried sage

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 


Cooking Instructions

Start by browning the turkey pieces in a bit of oil. Don't worry about cooking them all the way through, just saute in batches until the turkey has a nice golden color. Remove the turkey from the pan and add the frozen vegetables. Continue sauteing for five to 10 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.

Use a combination of sourdough and cornbread for extra flavorful dressing.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the bread pieces. Add the soup, chicken stock, beaten eggs, seasonings, and vegetable mixture. Stir well. Add the browned turkey pieces and stir to incorporate.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl before turning the creamy mixture out into a baking pan.

Turn the mixture out into a lightly greased baking pan. Bake for 50 minutes and check for doneness. If the dressing is still on the runny side, continue baking another 10 minutes till dressing sets. 

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