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Creamy Turkey with Noodles

Yield 6 servings
Maybe your grandma used to make this rich casserole. Our simplified version is perfect for a chilly night.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 pound egg noodles
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked, shredded turkey

Nutrition Information

  • calories (1/6 recipe): 340
  • fat 12.6 g
  • satfat 6.2 g
  • sodium 502 mg
  • cholesterol 70 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prep time: 10 minutes
    Bake time: 30 minutes

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and coat a shallow 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

    In a large pot of boiling water, cook the noodles according to package directions, until al dente.

    Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter, then add flour, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually pour in broth and cook, stirring, until it thickens, about 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in milk and cook until very hot and smooth, another 3 minutes.

    Put the turkey in a bowl and add half the sauce and stir the other half into the cooked noodles. Spoon the noodles into the prepared baking dish. Top with the turkey and spread evenly.

    Bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Continue to bake, uncovered, for another 15 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crisp.

    How kids can help: Measure ingredients; shred turkey with fingers.

    TIP: For cheese lovers, sprinkle the top of the casserole with half a cup of grated parmesan cheese before baking