creamy turkey & noodles

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Mary Philio
Montgomery, TX

I needed a recipe for the leftover Thanksgiving turkey. After scouring dozens of recipes, I just didn't find anything that jumped out at me. So I made my own. The problem I usually run into is the turkey casseroles and dishes don't have a lot of flavor. The cream cheese and gravy mix, along with the bacon, give this a wonderfully creamy texture with lots of flavor! This is versatile... add veggies and use chicken instead of turkey. Throw in a greased casserole dish, top with canned French fried onions, and bake for extra crunch. My husband loved it!

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Need to use up extra turkey? Try this creamy turkey and noodles recipe. Mary is right. This dish has so much wonderful flavor. The sauce is so creamy. Mixing a packet of gravy with cream cheese adds some tang and a savory flavor. Mixing in chopped bacon brings the dish over the top with its smoky taste. Next time, we're going to try Mary's fried onions suggestion.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy turkey & noodles

  • 6 slice
    bacon
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 2 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 2 c
    turkey, cooked & chopped
  • 1 can
    chicken broth
  • 4` oz
    cream cheese, cubed
  • 1-2 c
    water
  • 1 pkg
    Pioneer turkey gravy (left in powder form)
  • 1 pkg
    fettuccine pasta (or your favorite)

How To Make creamy turkey & noodles

Test Kitchen Tips
You'll see in step 4, we made a mistake and added the cooked pasta to the skillet. It was still delicious, and the gravy really coats the noodles.
  • Bacon cooked until crispy.
    1
    In large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Crumble and set aside. Drain off grease.
  • Onion, celery, turkey, chicken broth, and cream cheese in a skillet.
    2
    In same pan, heat olive oil and butter. Add onion and celery and saute til tender. Add turkey and sautee 2-3 minutes. Add chicken broth, stirring til hot. Add cubed cream cheese and stir until melted.
  • Water and gravy mix added to skillet.
    3
    Add one cup water and sprinkle packaged gravy mix over all, stirring and mixing well. If mixture is too thick add water until desired consistency.
  • Cooked noodles added to turkey mixture.
    4
    Cook pasta according to package directions. Spoon turkey mixture hot over noodles.
  • Bacon sprinkled on top.
    5
    Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top and serve.
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