The Leftover Casserole For Busy Moms

If you are a busy mom like me, making dinner at the end of the day can feel like a dreadful task. You haven't even thawed the meat out or prepped any veggies. No worries! I invented this delicious casserole recipe that uses the left overs in your refrigerator! This will have you and your family eating a healthy, nutritious dinner in no time and give you some extra minutes for self care. Enjoy!


  • 4 cups of leftover broccoli (you can use squash, green beans, or whatever veggie you like)

  • 2 cups of leftover ground turkey (you can use ground chicken, ground beef, a meat substitute, or mixture of proteins)

  • 2 ounces of cream cheese

  • ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese (You can use more, but don’t get too carried away)

  • 1 ½ cup of leftover potato, quinoa or brown rice *if you are not on a low carb or keto diet*


  1. Add leftover broccoli, ground turkey and cream cheese to a medium skillet

  2. Put skillet on stove top over medium heat and stir until cream cheese melts (This step can be done in a microwave in a microwave safe bowl)

  3. Add ingredients to an oven-safe pan

  4. Sprinkle shredded cheese and mix throughout the broccoli, ground turkey and cream cheese mixture.

  5. Place pan into the oven for 15 -20 minutes or until cheese has melted

  6. Remove the pan from the oven and Voila! Dinner is Ready!!!

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