Gluten Free Thanksgiving Casserole

Imagine your Thanksgiving dinner, layered and baked lasagna style.  The stuffing, the turkey, the potatoes and the gravy.  I even snuck in a few green beans, in a nod to the green bean casserole!

You can make each layer from scratch for a casual take on the traditional Thanksgiving meal or throw it together the next day with your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Inspired by the “Thanksgiving in a Bucket” craze from years ago, this layered casserole takes the idea to a whole new level and makes an impressive presentation.  Oh, and it’s completely gluten free!

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What you will need:

The Turkey:

3 cups leftover turkey (light or dark meat)

OR make a batch of my Gluten Free Turkey Gravy.  You will have both the turkey meat and the gravy for serving!

The Stuffing:

Use leftover stuffing

OR make a batch of my Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing

OR make a batch of Gluten Free stuffing using packaged bread cubes!

The Sweet Potato:

  • 1 large, sweet potato, peeled and baked (or boiled) until soft
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • pinch of salt


The White Potato:

  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and baked (or boiled) until soft
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup milk or half n half
  • pinch of salt

The Gravy:

Make this Fast and Easy Gluten Free Gravy in minutes

OR did you make my Gluten Free Turkey Gravy?

Finishes and Garnish

 Put it All Together!

Assembly is a snap.  Coat a casserole dish with cooking spray.  Spread the stuffing evenly over the bottom of the dish.

Layer the turkey over the stuffing.

Top the turkey with a layer of potato, alternating bands of white and sweet.

Finish it off with a border of green beans!

Spoon cream of mushroom soup over the white potato.

Cover with foil and bake at 350◦ for 35 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake 15 minutes more.  Garnish with fresh rosemary and serve with the Roast Turkey Gravy.

This comfort meal has become a tradition at our house, I make it from scratch in early November to get in the holiday mood.  Then I make it again with our leftovers on Thanksgiving weekend.

Start a new tradition at your house with this family friendly comfort meal.

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!

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Roast Turkey Breast

I so look forward to our Thanksgiving turkey dinner each year and all the delicious sides!  But what if you don’t want to deal with roasting a whole turkey?  A turkey breast might be just the ticket for smaller gatherings.  I always plan on 1/2 lb. per serving, so a 3 lb. breast is perfect for 6 people.

So easy to prepare, just rub the breast all over with herbed butter and roast it.   You can do this!  I am so lucky to still have chives and rosemary growing in my garden in late November, but if you can’t get fresh herbs, use a smaller amount of dried.

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  • 3 lb. turkey breast, thawed
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chives (or 1 tsp. dry)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary (or 1 tsp. dry)
  • 1 cup chicken broth, or use white wine, or water


Mince the herbs and combine with the lemon peel and softened butter.

Preheat the oven to 325º and spray a small roasting pan and rack with cooking spray.  Rinse the turkey breast and pat dry with paper towels.  As you can see, the breast has a pop-up thermometer but untrusting soul that I am, I also inserted a meat thermometer.

Rub the breast all over with the butter mixture and pour 1 cup of liquid (chicken broth, wine, water or combination) into the bottom of the pan.

Roast for 25 minutes per pound, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest section registers 150º.  The pop up thermometer didn’t work on mine so I was glad that I used my own.

Tent with foil and let it rest 10 minutes.  Internal temperature will continue to rise as the turkey rests.

That’s all there is to it, slice and serve.

Enjoy with Gluten Free Roast Turkey Gravy and be sure and check out my Gluten Free Ramekin Stuffing Cups!

Notes ♪♫ White meat lovers will love this easy meal.  For all the dark meat lovers out there be sure and check out my from scratch Gluten Free Roast Turkey Gravy made with legs or thighs, or for ultimate ease try my Crock-Pot Turkey Drumsticks.  Happy Thanksgiving to all from My Gluten Free Cucina!

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