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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 cup: 513 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g 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


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pslohr 252217
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"Needs a bit more spices as the sauce is pretty bland. Accidentally added stuffing mix to be used in another recipe, but it turned out very good! So this actually fixed the blandness... Will def make again with the stuffing mix added in. Did not top with almonds, used cheese instead."

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Wildfiremustang 239820
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"It is bland."

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Vramsey310 238497
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"My mom and I made it after Thanksgiving with our leftover turkey because we were tired of making sandwiches and eating it plain. We only got to the sauce before we knew we were in love! We didn't have and thyme but it still tasted great without it. We substituted almonds for the leftover pecans my mom uses to make pies. Everything was great and we will definitely be making this again!!"

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laceyv 221043
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"My husband and I thought this tasted a little bland. Nothing a little extra black pepper on the top couldn't fix. Next time, I'll add a little extra seasoning while cooking. Otherwise, I thought this was a very easy and complete meal. It was perfect for my three kids. I actually used chicken but can't wait to use it with left-over Thanksgiving turkey."

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Suziq-85 177085
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"Great recipe, just needs a little extra moisture. I would suggest doubling the sauce."

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luigimon 210354
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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danielleylee 110218
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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rusty's wife 165183
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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coachnancys 177112
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"so simple and tasty"

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Charlene7 110216
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"needs more spice"

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