Turkey Egg Noodle Casserole

Turkey noodle casserole recipe

The Spruce Eats/Diana Mocanu

  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 Portions

Turkey noodle casserole is simple to make and is a great way to enjoy turkey left over from holiday meals.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dry egg noodles
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup onions (finely diced)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups turkey (cooked, diced)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (thawed, drained)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for turkey noodle casserole
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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. Cook the noodles in salted water, according to directions.

    Cook the noodles in salted water
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  4. Drain, rinse in cold water and add to a large mixing bowl.

    Drain, rinse in cold water
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  5. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and sauté the onions over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes.

    Melt the butter
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  6. Add the flour and continue cooking, stirring, for another 2 minutes.

    Add the flour
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  7. Whisk in the milk, mushroom soup, salt, and pepper, and cook stirring, until the mixture begins to simmer and thickens.

    Whisk in milk
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  8. Add the cooked sauce to the bowl of noodles, followed by the turkey, peas, and half of the cheese. Mix with a spatula to combine.

    Add the cooked sauce
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  9. Pour the mixture into a 9x13-inch buttered casserole dish and top with the rest of the cheese.

    Pour mixture into casserole dish
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  10. In a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and olive oil until combined and spread evenly over the casserole.

    Mix breadcrumbs and olive oil
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  11. Bake for 35 minutes, until bubbling and browned.

    Bake
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  12. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve
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Tip

  • To make dicing onions easier, make sure that you find a firm and smooth onion to start with. This will allow you to cut more uniform pieces which will cook more evenly when sautéing.