If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving dinner, then this organic turkey and cranberry casserole is the perfect dish. It’s made with all-natural ingredients, including organic turkey, fresh cranberries, and a variety of vegetables. This casserole is full of flavor and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be prepped in advance, so you can enjoy more time with your loved ones. Read on to find out how to make this Thanksgiving classic!
The ingredients you’ll need
-Organic, free-range turkey – about 4lbs
-1 package of organic cranberries
-2 large onions, diced
-4 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves
-1/4 teaspoon of salt
-1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
-3 tablespoons of olive oil
-3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
-1/2 cup of sliced almonds
-2 cups of cooked brown rice
-1/2 cup of slivered almonds
The night before
Getting your organic turkey and cranberry casserole ready the night before is a great way to ensure a stress-free Thanksgiving. To start, you’ll need 1 pound of ground turkey. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, 1/4 cup of diced celery, 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 1/4 cup of dried cranberries, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Place the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly.
In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of organic chicken broth, 1/4 cup of diced green bell pepper, 1/4 cup of diced red bell pepper, 1/2 cup of diced sweet potato and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Pour this mixture over the turkey in the baking dish and spread it out evenly. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
The morning of
When you wake up the morning of, you will need to start prepping your casserole. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While that is heating up, take out the turkey and cranberry mixture from the fridge and pour it into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Next, spread 1/2 cup of your organic butter over the top of the turkey and cranberry mixture. This will give it a nice, golden-brown finish.
After that, place the dish in the preheated oven for about an hour and fifteen minutes. You’ll know when it’s done when the turkey is cooked through and the top is slightly browned.
Once it’s finished cooking, take the casserole out of the oven and let it cool for about 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy! Now, it’s time to dig into this delicious, warm and inviting organic turkey and cranberry casserole. Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables for the perfect holiday dinner. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they should keep for up to four days. To reheat, just pop them back in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until they’re warm all the way through. And if you’re looking for a delicious recipe to use up any extra turkey, try making a soup or stew with it. Just add some stock, veggies, and seasoning and simmer until heated throughout – easy and tasty! You can also freeze any extra portions so you can enjoy them later on down the road. Whatever way you choose to enjoy your organic turkey and cranberry casserole this Thanksgiving season, we hope you enjoy every bite!
Cooking the casserole
Once you have all the ingredients ready, preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and layer the turkey, potatoes, and cranberries in the bottom of the dish. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture over the turkey, potatoes, and cranberries. Top with shredded cheese and crushed crackers.
Bake for about an hour or until the casserole is golden brown and bubbly. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy! This organic turkey and cranberry casserole makes a delicious addition to any holiday meal. If desired, you can also add other veggies such as green beans, carrots, broccoli, or cauliflower. For extra flavor, try sprinkling some sage or rosemary over the top before baking. To make it even more hearty, try stirring some cooked bacon bits into the casserole prior to baking. Leftover turkey and cranberry casserole can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days and reheated as needed. It also freezes well if sealed properly in an airtight container and can last up to three months. Whether served as part of a feast or enjoyed as a tasty leftovers meal, this organic turkey and cranberry casserole will surely satisfy any appetite.
Letting it cool
Once the casserole is finished baking, it’s important to let it cool for a few minutes before serving. This will give the flavors a chance to blend and will help the dish hold together.
You’ll want to take the casserole out of the oven and let it rest on a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes. The casserole should be warm, but not too hot to touch. If you let it sit too long, it might become cold and lose some of its flavor.
Once the casserole has cooled down enough, carefully transfer it to a serving dish or tray. To make sure the casserole stays warm during dinner, cover it with aluminum foil or a lid.
Finally, don’t forget to enjoy the deliciousness of your organic turkey and cranberry casserole!
Now that your delicious and nutritious turkey and cranberry casserole is complete, it’s time to savor the flavor! Serve your casserole warm with a side of seasonal veggies or a side salad. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and enjoy them the next day or freeze them for a future meal. Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or just having a cozy family dinner, this homemade casserole will be sure to please everyone at the table! The sweet tartness of the cranberries paired with the savory flavors of the turkey make this dish truly special. Even better, knowing that it was made with organic ingredients adds to its deliciousness. This organic casserole pairs perfectly with mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. After indulging in all these festive flavors, you can feel good about serving a healthier holiday meal. The best part about this recipe? It can easily be scaled up or down based on how many people are joining in the feast. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a festive and flavorful feast fit for any occasion. So grab those organic ingredients and start cooking up some holiday cheer!