Turkey Divan Casserole With Broccoli

Turkey divan recipe

​The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

  • Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 1 Casserole (6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
344 Calories
18g Fat
23g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Casserole (6 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 344
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 933mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 24g
Calcium 273mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy turkey divan casserole is a snap to prepare and to bake. All you need is leftover turkey (or any cooked turkey—you don't have to make it yourself!), broccoli, a little Parmesan , and a homemade cheese sauce.

The sauce is a simple white sauce made rich with an egg yolk and shredded cheddar cheese. This casserole can be made with cooked chicken as well. Or make the casserole with leftover sliced or diced ham.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg yolk (slightly beaten)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen broccoli spears (cooked and drained)
  • 1 pound cooked turkey (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for turkey divan
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  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter in a 1- to 2-quart saucepan.

    Melt the butter
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  3. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. 

    Add flour and cook
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  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and milk. 

    Whisk egg yolk and milk
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  5. Gradually whisk the milk and egg mixture into the flour and butter mixture.

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  6. Return the saucepan to the heat. Add dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened and begins to boil.

    Add spice
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  7. Add cheddar cheese and cook, stirring, until cheese is melted.

    Add cheddar cheese and cook
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  8. Arrange hot broccoli pieces and turkey in layers in a 2-quart baking dish.

    Arrange broccoli pieces
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  9. Spoon the cheese sauce between layers and over the top.

    Spoon cheese sauce on
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  10. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

    Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
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  11. Broil the casserole (about 500 F) about 4 inches from heat until cheese is browned, about 3 to 4 minutes.

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  12. Serve and enjoy!

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  • For a lighter sauce mixture, omit the egg yolk and use low-fat milk.