I actually made this for our first ever GobbleFest back in 2012. At the time we bought our roast turkey from Turkey Point Cafe, and I only made the sides. Back then I wasn’t wise enough to know to make a few dishes in advance, but this time, especially now that I roast my own turkey, I really needed to plan ahead. This casserole tastes just as great made a day ahead; just take it out of the fridge about an hour to return to room temperature, and bake as instructed.
This is one of those dishes in which you can throw all sorts of additional ingredients to suit your fancy. My first time making this, I ran out of beef bacon so I added a few Italian sausages in there. Add a bit of chopped broccoli if you like, to fulfil your veggie quota. It’s quite labor intensive and requires quite a lot of prep time, but the result is a wonderful comforting dish, excellent for potlucks and goes really well with your roast turkey or chicken. Enjoy!
Based on the recipe by Emeril Lagasse.