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Thanksgiving Lasagna

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Thanksgiving Lasagna

Got Leftovers? Layer your leftover mashed potatoes, turkey, and green beans for a unique Thanksgiving twist on lasagna.

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8
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Thanksgiving Lasagna

1
pouch from a (3.3 ounce) Betty Crocker Homestyle Creamy Butter Potatoes (and ingredients called for on the package)
1
can (18 ounce) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ Creamy Three Cheese cooking sauce
1
clove garlic, minced
9
-10 no boil lasagna noodles
1
(14.5 ounce) can Green Giant cut green beans, drained
1
cup cooked turkey breast, diced
3/4
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 11x7 baking dish lightly with non-stick spray.
  • 2 Prepare 1 pouch of the mashed potatoes according to package directions and set aside.
  • 3 Add the garlic to the Recipe Starters Creamy Three Cheese cooking sauce and stir. I do this right in the can.
  • 4 Pour about 1/2 cup of the three cheese cooking sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • 5 Place a layer of lasagna noodles on top of the sauce, breaking the noodles to fit if necessary. Place dollops of mashed potatoes on top of the noodles (about 1/2 cup). Sprinkle 1/2 cup of turkey, 1/2 cup of green beans, and drizzle 1/2 cup of cooking sauce on top. Repeat layers (noodles, mashed potatoes, turkey, green beans, cooking sauce).
  • 6 To finish the lasagna, place one more layer of noodles, sprinkle any remaining mashed potatoes, and drizzle with remaining cooking sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • 7 Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for 5 more minutes to brown cheese. Let lasagna cool for ten minutes, then serve.
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Thanksgiving Lasagna  

As prepared by Girl Who Ate Everything

Pack all the classics together and pass ‘em around the Thanksgiving table as one dish! Or combine ‘em the day after for a rad re-dress of all the leftovers.


The last thing you want to do the day after Thanksgiving is cook anything that requires effort. Last Thanksgiving I was eight months pregnant, and I think my whole body swelled up after being on my feet cooking all day.

You definitely don't want to let Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste, so the best thing to do is get resourceful and dress up that food as something new and exciting.

This Thanksgiving Lasagna turns leftovers into a creamy dish of noodles, turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Or, for you non-traditionalists, this recipe lets you combine all the holiday food faves into a single dish to pass around the Thanksgiving table for the big feast!

Here’s how it’s done:

Mix up Betty Crocker mashed potatoes

Start by making your mashed potatoes. If you're lucky enough to have extra just use those, but in our house there aren't usually any left. These Betty Crocker Butter Potatoes are perfect for this.

Progresso Recipe Starters Creamy Three Cheese sauce adds the cheese flavor.

What's a lasagna without cheese? I used Progresso Recipe Starters Three Cheese Cooking Sauce for the cheesy element in this lasagna.

Add minced garlic.

I believe garlic makes everything better so I added a clove of minced garlic right to the can. Why dirty another bowl?

Start by adding sauce to the bottom of the baking dish.

Pour a little sauce in the bottom of your baking dish.

Add a layer of no-boil lasagna noodles.

Layer your lasagna noodles, breaking them to fit if necessary.

Add mashed potatoes over the noodle layer.

Add some dollops of mashed potatoes. Everything kind of melts together when baking so just do your best to make it even.

Add a layer of cooked turkey.

Add some cooked turkey cut up in chunks.

Sprinkle with green beans.

Sprinkle on some green beans.

Pour some of the creamy cheese sauce over all.

Pour on a little cooking sauce.

Repeat all the layers.

Repeat all the layers.

Add more mashed potatoes.

Since we don't want the top layers to dry out, add some mashed potatoes to the top.

Add more sauce over the top.

Pour any remaining cooking sauce over the top.

Sprinkle the top with Monteray Jack cheese.

Sprinkle with some Monterey Jack cheese.

Bake until golden and melted.

Bake it until it's nice and melted. The result is a creamy lasagna with layers of Thanksgiving goodness.

So when life gives you loads of turkey and mashed potatoes...make lasagna out of it!


More Thanksgiving Yums


When you're looking to shake up your Thanksgiving holiday a bit, try some of these out-of-the-ordinary eats and treats! Great ideas for leftovers, too.

Christy joined the Tablespoon team to share her recipes and inspire family food fun. Watch her Tablespoon member profile for great new recipes!
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