Thanksgiving Bake…Comfort for the Belly!

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So who else is getting really excited for the holidays?! This is my favorite time of the year that we are entering! Holidays make for good food:-) I’m prepping for my Thanksgiving feast and getting super excited, not only do I love Thanksgiving, I love having days of leftovers to enjoy and experiment with!

While getting into the Thanksgiving spirit, my mouth has been watering for the feast! So the other night I quickly concocted up a Thanksgiving Bake. It was quick, simple because I cheated with the contents, and delicious! Not everything has to be complicated, especially during the crazy week nights! Now, if you are like my kids and don’t like your food to touch, this will a food nightmare for you! My husband and I love casseroles and I think that is because we love all our food mixed together! So remember, while, these photos may not look the prettiest, the taste was awesome!


2 lbs chicken tenders

Olive Oil (Approx 4 tbsp)

rosemary (Fresh or dried, approx 1-2 tbsp)

ground black pepper (to taste)

2 tbsp butter

1 large red onion, diced large

2 boxes Stove Top chicken stuffing (I used low sodium)

1 can jellied cranberry sauce, sliced

3/4 cups 2% cheddar cheese

1 jar turkey gravy


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place your chicken tenders in a baking dish. Pour olive oil over them, covering well. Sprinkle with Rosemary and some black pepper.SONY DSC


While the chicken cooks, cook your onions in a fry pan with the butter until browned and softened.SONY DSC Now cook your Stove Top Stuffing according to the package. When the stuffing is done mix the onions into it well.SONY DSC SONY DSC


Now place your stuffing into a large baking dish. I use my Pampered Chef Cranberry cooker that I am obsessed with:-) Press the mix down lightly so it sets, but don’t pack it.SONY DSC


When your chicken is cooked, place the tenders over the stuffing mixture. Now slice your cranberry and place the cranberry over the chicken.SONY DSC


Top with the Cheddar cheese and bake at 350 for approx. 10-15 minutes. Everything is already warm and cooked so you just want to re-heat it and melt the cheese. Remove from the oven and serve!SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC Easy and yummy! Can you imagine how delicious this would be with REAL gravy and REAL stuffing, oh and Turkey! This is a great idea for leftovers! Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Bake…Comfort for the Belly!

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