Turkey teams up temptingly with pretty green peas and crunchy water chestnuts in this yummy casserole from Beth Struble of Bryan, Ohio. Its creamy sauce combined with melted cheese and a golden crouton topping is sure to win you compliments.
- 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped onion
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 1/2 cup fat-free milk
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 slices white bread, cubed
- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside.
- In a small saucepan, combine the soup, milk, 1/2 cup cheese, wine, lemon juice and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth and heated through. Pour over turkey mixture; toss to coat.
- Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with bread cubes.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Casserole in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p22
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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