Creamy Turkey Noodle Casserole

Creamy Turkey Noodle Casserole
The Spruce
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings

This turkey and noodle casserole recipe is an excellent way to use leftover turkey. Or you might choose to make it with chicken or ham. The casserole comes together with a simple sauce, mushrooms, vegetables, and shredded cheddar cheese.

The easy sauce for this casserole is made with condensed soup, so there's very little prep involved. A dash of curry powder and poultry seasoning add flavor to the sauce. Just cook the noodles, combine the ingredients, and bake.

Use drained canned mushrooms to cut prep time or omit the mushrooms and use cream of celery or cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom.

If you're cutting carbs, this turkey divan is another great choice


  • 1(12-ounce) package frozen peas (thawed under cool running water)
  • 2 cups cooked turkey (or ham; diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients

    Turkey Noodle Casserole ingredients
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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  3. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the thawed peas with the diced cooked turkey and cooked noodles.

    Thawed peas with the diced cooked turkey and cooked noodles in bowl
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  5. In a medium saucepan, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring, until tender.

    Onion and mushrooms in pot
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  6. Blend in soup, milk, and seasonings. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until well blended and hot.

    Soup, milk, and seasonings added to pot
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  7. Pour the soup mixture over the turkey and noodle mixture and blend thoroughly.

    Soup mixture over the turkey and noodle mixture in bowl
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  8. Turn the noodle mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with shredded cheese.

    Turkey Noodle Casserole in baking dish
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  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

    Baked Turkey Noodle Casserole
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  10. Enjoy!


  • If you like a crunchy breadcrumb topping on your casseroles, combine 1 cup of soft breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle over the cheese layer before baking.

Recipe Variation

  • Replace the peas with steamed mixed vegetables or peas and carrots (about 1 1/2 cups).