My family cooks a very large turkey so that there is always a lot of leftovers. Wherever we go for Thanksgiving dinner, we are always sent home with lots of leftover turkey. This is a great casserole that can use the leftover turkey and only adds a few other ingredients. It is a great idea for another way to eat the leftover turkey.
Leftover Turkey Casserole
(Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s Kids Magazine)
2/3 cup breadcrumbs (you could use leftover bread to make fresh breadcrumbs, or use the store bought ones like I did)
3/4 cup parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons butter
3/4 pounds of cooked turkey, cut in 1 inch cubes
1 cup of peas, frozen or fresh
3 3/4 cups of chicken broth
6 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 pound of egg noodles
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Cook the egg noodles according to the instructions on the package.
3. In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of cheese, and 3 tablespoons of melted butter.
4. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, whisk remaining butter and flour to create a roux. Add stock, then bring to a boil. Then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice and remaining cheese.
6. Combine the sauce with the turkey, peas, and egg noodles. Then pour into a greased 9 x 13 sized dish and top with the bread crumb mixture.
7. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
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