1 1/2 cups hot water
1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 (6 ounce) package chicken flavored dry stuffing mix
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cups diced, cooked turkey
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
In a large bowl, stir together the seasoning packet from the stuffing, hot water, and 1/4 cup butter until butter is melted. Stir in stuffing just until moistened. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and onion; cook and stir until tender. Mix in the cooked turkey, and season with celery seed, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Spread a layer of stuffing over the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with the turkey mixture, then spread a layer of mashed potatoes over everything. Cover with aluminum foil.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until heated through.
Thanksgiving in a dish
Published: November 7, 2007, 7:42 pm