Leftover Turkey Casserole

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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  1. I love turkey leftovers!! :-)

  2. You forgot to list the cheese in the ingredients so it is unclear how much to use! Looks yummy though!

    • Sorry about that! The type of cheese is Parmesan Cheese, and 3/4 cup is needed for the recipe. I am updating the recipe to include that information. Thanks for letting me know.

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