Cheddar Turkey Casserole Recipe
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Cheddar Turkey Casserole Recipe

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This recipe comes with lots of mass appeal, thanks to its cheesy sauce. Pasta, veggies and leftover turkey combine to create a filling meal. —Steve Foy, Kirkwood, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 513 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 703 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt, mustard, thyme and pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Drain pasta; place in a large bowl. Toss with turkey, vegetables and cheese sauce.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar Turkey Casserole in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p56

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 513 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 703 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 31 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

I liked this, my husband did not. I made it with chicken (what I had on hand) and it was a little bland. I added some kosher salt to my helping which made it tastier. I'll make it again.....but when my hubby is working out of town!

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

I made this yesterday and cut it in half and baked it in a 8 by 8 Pyrex dish"for 30 minutes. It turned out wonderfully! My husband usually only likes deli turkey and turkey at thanksgiving but he said that he liked this twist on leftover turkey!

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

My husband was a fan. I cut the recipe in half since it is just two of us. And still had some left. It was great!

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

so simple and tasty

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

needs more spice

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