It’s a gift giving season and it can start early with gifting dinner! And even more fun is a seasonlly themed dinner – all-in-one turkey dinner, Thanksgiving dinner (even Christmas dinner). I would love it if someone gifted me with dinner – especially one that is all in one, one that can be thrown away completely making clean-up easy. And there are so many reasons for giving dinner – someone in need, someone in the hospital, someone had a baby, someone had surgery, someone is needing help…and holidays! This is the perfect gift fit for all of those and more situations.
Well, here’s the best news, this is super easy, super tasty and very affordable way to bless others. I’ve put this all together and given as gifts to several people when needs arise (I generally offer a fresh meal and then give this as a second meal to make when they don’t have a meal provided, but a super fast solution with no clean-up) and for neighbors and friends as a Christmas/Thanksgiving gift.
It can be done a couple of different ways – cooked and served in a pumpkin or in a disposable casserole dish.
Also, we have made a fresh version of this casserole to cook at home either in a pumpkin or in a pan. Check out the Turkey Dinner in a Pumpkin post HERE.
Ingredients/Supplies for All-In-One-Turkey-Dinner Gift basket:
- 6 oz. dried stuffing bread (about 3 cups),
- 1 tsp. celery seed,
- 2 TBSP. of dried onion,
- 1.5 TBSP Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 cup Craisins.
*Mix the dried bread/stuffing in a bag with the spices – just add them to a bag and “shake it up” to mix it.
In a separate ziploc, add 1/2 cup of Craisins and stick it into the top of the bread bag to be all in one. I then make it “pretty” by placing this in a themed bag to go into the basket.
- Then, in a basket, gift bag or however you plan to “gift” this, add:
- 1 can chicken broth (14.5 oz)
- 1 can of cut green beans
- 1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 10 oz. can of turkey breast
- 1 can of mushrooms
- Then a pumpkin or 9×11 aluminum casserole pan
If you are not using a pumpkin as the dish, you can place an aluminum pan in the bottom instead:
Note:I got the Thanksgiving and Christmas themed trays from Hobby Lobby, but if you do this without the pumpkin, you can put everything in the aluminum casserole pan as the holding tray!
- The recipe card you can print below that gives instructions on how to assemble and cook.
This is a beautiful gift for someone to gift them a complete meal and they can assemble in a few minutes, bake and throw it all away!
There’s 2 versions of this recipe: one with the pumpkin if you gift it with the pumpkin and one without. Just print the one you want to use!
Here’s what you need you need (download/print as many times as you want):
|<== Download your printable All-in-One Turkey Dinner Gift Labels HERE|
|<== Download your printable Turkey Dinner in a Pumpkin Instruction Labels HERE|