Having four kids means spending a lot of time shopping for food. One of the ways I make my life easier is by visiting warehouse retail stores like the membership based BJ’s Wholesale Club.
I find that it’s more affordable to buy certain products in bulk. Milk, eggs, butter and meat are all fine examples. I’ve also found that the BJ’s Wholesale Club deli meat and cheese prices just cannot be beat. Good deals can also be found with electronics, household supplies and even health and beauty products.
And don’t get me started about the books. I could spend all day looking at the books. Especially the cookbooks. I’ve been known to impulse purchase a few of those for sure.
So when BJ’s Wholesale Club asked me to check out their new Cooking Club that provides meal solutions and recipe ideas, I was happy to do so. I’m always looking for inspiration during the holiday season!
The folks from BJ’s also asked if I would try one of the posted recipes and even said I could play around with it and make my own tweaks here and there which is exactly what I did!
I don’t know about you, but I find it challenging using up holiday leftovers in a way that my kids will actually want to eat them. Especially foods like mashed potatoes and stuffing. So when I saw a recipe on the BJ’s Cooking Club for a Creamy Turkey Casserole, I knew that would be something my kids would enjoy.
Here in New England we have a popular sandwich called a Pilgrim Sandwich. It’s basically Thanksgiving stuffed between two pieces of bread. This casserole is just like that but minus the bread. Layers of stuffing, chopped turkey, cranberry sauce and creamy mashed potatoes and piled into a casserole and cooked until hot and bubbly.
I also added rosemary because it just seemed like the right thing to do. And when you see the original recipe, you’ll notice that it calls for putting a layer of stuffing overtop the final layer. Obviously I skipped that with my version. Either way will be delicious!
You can visit the BJ’s Cooking Club site for the original Creamy Turkey Casserole recipe (mine’s below) and while you’re there, feel free to check out the other recipe ideas. With the holiday season in full swing, it’s helpful to get inspiration anywhere you can find it!
BJ’s Wholesale Club has over 200 locations in 15 states (CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA.), so odds are good that you have a location near you!
- 4 cups leftover stuffing
- 4 cups cubed leftover turkey (fully cooked)
- 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- ¾ cup Hellman's Real Mayonaisse, divided
- 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- ½ cup asiago cheese, shredded
- ½ cup fontina cheese, shredded
- 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375º. Grease an 8" baker and spread the stuffing on the bottom. Sprinkle turkey overtop.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cranberry sauce and half of the mayonnaise. Spread the cranberry mixture over the turkey layer.
- In another mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, the rest of the mayonnaise and cheeses. If it's too thick, feel free to add a bit of milk to loosen it up. Pour the potato mixture over the cranberry sauce layer. Top with rosemary and bake for forty minutes.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lunchbox. All thoughts and opinions are my own.