Chef John's Turkey Noodle Casserole

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This delicious casserole is for leftover leftovers. I don't know about you, but after a few days of eating Thanksgiving leftovers, no matter how tasty they originally were, I want something that makes me forget there's even turkey in it. Since ingredients like garam masala, spicy cheese, and peppers aren't typically used in the meal, they work wonderfully here to disguise the last of a holiday bird.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces egg noodles

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 3 ½ cups cold milk

  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • 1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 3 cups cubed skinless cooked turkey

  • 5 ounces crushed potato chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in boiling water, stirring occasionally until almost cooked through and still firm to the bite, about 4 minutes. Drain.

  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook, stirring, until mixture is light golden, about 3 minutes.

  4. Pour milk into butter and flour mixture, whisking constantly. Stir in cream of mushroom soup, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, green onions, garam masala, and dried tarragon. Bring mixture to a simmer, cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  5. Stir in pepperjack cheese until cheese is melted and incorporated.

  6. Stir pepperjack cheese mixture, turkey meat, and noodles in a large bowl until evenly incorporated. Pour mixture into a large casserole dish. Sprinkle chips on top, pressing down slightly with the tines of a fork. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole top is golden brown and sauce is bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

736 Calories
33g Fat
67g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 736
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 1113mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 32mg 158%
Calcium 346mg 27%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1054mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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