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Somethin' Good is Always Cookin' (Recipes)

Turkey Casserole

3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup finely crushed dry bread stuffing
1 cup diced cooked turkey meat
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups left-over mashed potatoes

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over low heat. Blend in the flour. Slowly stir in evaporated milk and water, then season with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Stir sauce over low heat for 5 minutes.

In a separate saucepan over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Blend in the dry stuffing mix. Place the turkey in the prepared baking dish. Pour the sauce over turkey, then sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Spread mashed potatoes over cheese. Top mashed potatoes with the stuffing mixture.

Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven.

Drusilla's Health and Wellness Recipes
Fresh Pumpkin Pudding

4 eggs or 1 cup egg substitute
1 one-pound can of pumpkin or 2 cups fresh puree
½ cup light molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
1 cup fat-free milk

Break the eggs into a large bowl, and beat with a fork until light yellow. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, molasses, and milk. Stir well.

Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish. Bake at 350º for 1 hour or until the pudding is firm in the middle.

Serve chilled or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 7 days. Makes 5 ½-cup servings

Handy Hints

Free up some time with this mashed potato tip
Finishing the mashed potatoes at the same time as the turkey, the gravy and the green beans can become quite a juggling act. Gayle Beck, of Allendale, MI, frees up some of those precious few last minutes by making her mashed potatoes a couple of hours ahead of time and keeping them warm in a slow cooker on the low setting. Top with a pat of butter and a little milk to keep moist. All they need is a quick stir before serving.

Turkey question? Cooking emergency? Butterball Turkey Talk Line: 800-288-8372, butterball.com


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