Creamy Turkey and Noodles

Creamy Turkey and Noodles - a simple, delicious dish that is perfect for dinner any night or perfect after Thanksgiving to help you use some of your leftover Turkey!!

Who here LOVES Thanksgiving?!

It’s such a wonderful holiday, and I love that families gather near and far to show gratitude for each other and all their blessings. Not only do you get to spend quality time with your loved ones, but there is SO much good food involved with the day. From turkey to mashed potatoes and everything in between, it’s a day of eating… and eating… and eating. In fact, there are usually so many leftovers that we send home tupperwares full of the day’s feast. One item we always seem to have leftover of is the turkey. With that in mind, I wanted to share a recipe that would be great for AFTER Thanksgiving that could help use up some of that yummy turkey meat. I spotted today’s recipe on Kraft Foods and knew I had to give it a try because it had so many of my favorite ingredients. It was super easy to make and would be perfect for Sunday dinner a few days after Thanksgiving. Best part is it also reheats well and can be enjoyed the next day too. I mean, why not have turkey for days, right?!? That probably won’t work with all the tryptophan that makes you tired. 😉

Hopefully, you will enjoy this dish as much as my family did recently and can help you not waste some of those Thanksgiving leftovers. Here is what you’ll need to make this recipe:

Creamy Turkey and Noodles Recipe

4.41 from 5 votes
Creamy Turkey and Noodles - a simple, delicious dish that is perfect for dinner any night or perfect after Thanksgiving to help you use some of your leftover Turkey!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 795 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 16 oz bowtie pasta uncooked
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 16 oz frozen mixed veggies
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 14-16 oz turkey breast cooked and chopped
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-1 1/2 cups Italian cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  3. While pasta is cooking, add butter to a large pot. Add frozen veggies and cook until thawed. Add flour and cook and stir for 1 – 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in milk and bring to a boil. Cook until thickened and then add turkey, soup, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  5. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Stir until well combined and then spoon into a greased 9x13 pan. Cover and place in the oven.
  6. Top with cheese and cook for 25 – 30 minutes. Cook uncovered for an additional 10 – 15 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Creamy Turkey and Noodles - a simple, delicious dish that is perfect for dinner any night or perfect after Thanksgiving to help you use some of your leftover Turkey!!

Creamy Turkey and Noodles - a simple, delicious dish that is perfect for dinner any night or perfect after Thanksgiving to help you use some of your leftover Turkey!!

Creamy Turkey and Noodles - a simple, delicious dish that is perfect for dinner any night or perfect after Thanksgiving to help you use some of your leftover Turkey!!

Creamy Turkey and Noodles - a simple, delicious dish that is perfect for dinner any night or perfect after Thanksgiving to help you use some of your leftover Turkey!!

Most  veggies would work well in this dish, and I’m thinking we will have to try Broccoli or Asparagus next time. 😉

Before Thanksgiving, be sure to check out our tutorial on HOW TO ROAST THE PERFECT TURKEY.

And for more leftover turkey recipes, check out:

ENJOY!

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Hi!

    I’m currently working on a blog post about Thanksgiving leftover recipes for a company blog. Could I share a link to your recipe, and one photo on our website? Let me know. Thanks!


  2. The flavor was spot on for turkey pot pie. 16 oz of pasta way too much. 8 oz would be plenty. More vegetables please. Make sauce with more vegetables, put in pan, top with crust. Perfect pot pie. If you want it to be a pasta dish 8 oz pasta.

  3. Am a little confused on steps 5 and 6. It says to cover and put in oven, doesn’t say for how long, then step 6 says to top with cheese and cook 25-30 minutes, then uncovered 10-15 minutes. that would be around 45 minutes cook time, however it states cook time is 1 hour. thanks for you help.

    1. I was wondering the same thing. I’m going to cook covered for 20 mins then add cheese and cook the 25 mins uncovered. Hopefully that’s close enough!

      1. So, cover with cheese before cooking & cover & bake for 25-30 minutes, then uncover & bake an additional 10-15 minutes. All ovens vary, so baking times will vary, but I will need to fix that in the post 🙂


  4. My family of four really enjoyed this dish! Definitely would add more cheese…But we really like cheese. Served with some garlic bread by candle light makes this even more special. We give it a 4.5 out of 5 star?