This is a great recipe for leftover turkey. Even those who say they don't like turkey will eat this. May be assembled in advance and frozen: heat covered dish at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 4 minutes, or until almost tender. Drain.

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  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in the flour until blended, then gradually stir in the milk so that no lumps form. Season with salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and mustard. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and add 2/3 cup cheese and pimento, stirring until cheese melts. Add undrained mushrooms to cheese sauce.

  • Place a layer of pasta in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover with a layer of turkey, and then a layer of cheese sauce. Repeat the layers. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup cheese over top.

  • Bake for about 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until sauce is bubbly and cheese on top is toasted.

Nutrition Facts

604 calories; protein 38.9g 78% DV; carbohydrates 52.1g 17% DV; fat 26.4g 41% DV; cholesterol 113mg 38% DV; sodium 913.6mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2005
A great way to use leftover turkey but....you either need to make 1 1/2- 2 times the sauce or use only only 1/2 the amouobt of pasta. Not enough sauce for 1 lb of pasta. Wonderful dish...i know I will make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2008
This was OK, but the poultry seasoning was a little overpowering, so next time I will reduce it. Also, there was way too much pasta! I made the amount called for in the recipe, and I ended up only using half of it or it would have been way too much. I will make this again, but I will play around with the seasonings a bit, add some flavor other than the poultry seasoning. Read More
(8)
157 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2005
A great way to use leftover turkey but....you either need to make 1 1/2- 2 times the sauce or use only only 1/2 the amouobt of pasta. Not enough sauce for 1 lb of pasta. Wonderful dish...i know I will make it again. Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2005
Yummy! I added white cooking wine like a previous person mentioned. I also added a bit of chicken broth. Added my own spices in addition to those called for (basil oregano tarragon salt and crushed black pepper) to the onions and mushrooms along with a clove of fresh garlic. I will definately make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2005
This is a good recipe. Used one cup milk and one cup half and half for a creamier sauce. Cut the pasta in half as the last time I made this it came out too dry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2005
I was looking for a 30 year old recipe when I found this one. I read the recipe and a couple of the reviews before making it. I followed Juliema's advice and added basil tarragon oregano and used half & half instead of milk. I also used 12 oz. of egg noodles because I had them on hand but they are too heavy for this recipe. It still needed a little more milk (and 1/2 the pasta) but it was absolutely delicious! I will note the additions I made and make it again for the rest of the turkey leftovers. Spray your casserole dish first; makes a lot so as one other person said put it in 2 pans and freeze one for later if there are not at least 4 of you. Great with fresh homemade bread and butter! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2013
This was so darn good. I did make some changes though. I sauteed 1 onion, 1 tsp garlic and a pack of mushrooms in 2 tablespoons butter. After it cooks for a few minutes I added 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar and 1/4 cup white cooking wine and let simmer. This adds so much flavor. I tend to cook a lot with the red wine vinegar. I added the mustard and chicken broth ( I use the granular) and let simmer until tender. Then I added the flour and I used half and half. after it was thickened, I added the turkey and cooked noodles and stirred it all together and poured it into a large glass pan. I do not put cheese in the sauce I put it all on top so it can melt. I then broil it at the end for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is crispy. My girls keep asking for this over and over. I just made it 4 days ago and now making it again by request. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2003
I used reduced fat cheese 1% milk and 12 ounces of pasta instead of 16 and I think it turned out great. The recipe didn't indicate whether I should grease the caserole dish so I sprayed it lightly with cooking spray and it was very easy to serve (no sticking). I baked it covered for the first 15 minutes then uncovered it for the last 10 minutes. It's a great unique way to use leftover turkey but I think it would be great with chicken as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2008
I substituted the cheddar with 1/2 cup each of parmesan and romano. I added: as recommended in other reviews; tarragon basil oregano. I left out pimentos added mushrooms and finished it in two days licking my lips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
I have made this recipe for years. I add 2 tablespoons of sherry to the mixture after I add the cheese. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2008
This was OK, but the poultry seasoning was a little overpowering, so next time I will reduce it. Also, there was way too much pasta! I made the amount called for in the recipe, and I ended up only using half of it or it would have been way too much. I will make this again, but I will play around with the seasonings a bit, add some flavor other than the poultry seasoning. Read More
(8)
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