Leftover turkey casserole

Leftover turkey casserole

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

This one pot stew uses up all your roast dinner leftovers in one go and has a great honey mustard tang

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal411
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre4g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 2 onions, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 eating apple, cored and chopped



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp dried sage, or 5 sage leaves, chopped



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 300ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp runny honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 400g-500g leftover turkey, shredded



    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • about 350g leftover roasted vegetables like roast potatoes, parsnips, celeriacs and carrots, chunkily diced



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…


  1. Fry the onion and apple in the oil until softened in a casserole or deep pan. Stir in the sage for 1 min, then stir in the flour. Gradually stir in the stock followed by the mustard and honey.

  2. Bring up to a simmer and stir in the turkey and roast veg. Cover and gently simmer for 15 mins until turkey is piping hot. Season and eat with mash or jacket potatoes.

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Brian 44
16th Feb, 2020
I used white wine and chicken stock mix with mustard, garlic. mixed herbs and dried sage. Put plenty of parsnip in with leek, carrot, onion and other veg, maybe mushroom next time as well. Didn't use honey but did use some apple and it was plenty sweet enough. Really liked this and will be doing it again!
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Ros Swetman
30th Dec, 2019
I used half home made turkey stock with half dry cider...very,very tasty! I didn't really fancy it only heating through for 15 minutes so the casserole went into a medium oven for an hour.
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Hannah Baker
7th Jan, 2019
I cooked this for well over the recommended time. 3-4 hours in a casserole dish on the hob. My Veggies were New potatoes, Leeks, Celery, Apple, mustard, honey & White wine. Served with steamed Cabbage & Broccoli. Extremely delicious flavours !!
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Gordon Martin
31st Dec, 2018
For the first year ever - we had turkey for Christmas, (we're pensioners and only chose turkey as one of our dinner guests was adamant that that was the only way to go ..) . We were left with much more "leftover" meat than we had experienced with any other Christmas meal - not because it was bad in any way! This recipe, (modified to suit our tastes .. added wine - drastically reduced the honey; added more fresh veg- cooked for longer - over two days ..), used up *all* our leftovers in a delicious way - we would happily recommend it to others.
20th Oct, 2017
Not the best casserole ever but a great way to use up leftovers, especially if you can make a little more than you need as leftover of this can then be blitzed into a soup with extra stock added
5th Jan, 2016
On Boxing day I made the base sauce (step 1) exactly to the recipe, we usually love honey and mustard flavours. Before adding anything else I tasted the sauce, asked my OH to taste as well, we both pulled a face so I threw it out and made a turkey pie instead!
20th Apr, 2014
Have used this recipe to use up my chicken from the Lemon Thyme Butter Basted Chicken recipe here. Works extremely well with this. Replaced sage with thyme, took out the apple and added a dash of lemon juice but otherwise followed the recipe. Super quick and easy to do
30th Dec, 2013
Really tasty. I only added a teaspoon of honey and it was fine. Quick and easy to do.
27th Dec, 2013
I made this today using leftover turkey, fresh carrots, parsnips as i had none leftover. Very easy to make and very tasty. Will def make again. served with steamed broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and mash.
22nd May, 2013
Used this recipe as lidl now sell a Turkey breast in 1kilo units. It is superb and makes a very reasonably priced meal. Tasty and enjoyable.


28th Nov, 2014
Can this be frozen?
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