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Here’s an easy family dinner everyone will love, or just a fun way to use up some leftover holiday turkey. Our Turkey Noodle Casserole combines all the good stuff—broccoli, pasta, turkey, and cream sauce—into one delightful, family-friendly dish. For a little something extra, we’ve added mirepoix, otherwise known as the holy trinity of Cajun and Creole cuisine. Serve with a glass of milk, some rolls, and maybe a side of steamed or roasted veggies.


Credit: Antonis Achilles; Food Styling: Ana Kelly; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 15 mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high. Add noodles; cook according to package directions, adding broccoli during final 3 minutes cook time. Drain; rinse under cold water, and drain again. Set aside.

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high until foamy. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and thyme; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk together flour and 1/2 cup of the milk in a bowl until smooth. Add remaining 3 1/2 cups milk to onion mixture; bring just to a boil over medium-high, whisking constantly. Whisk in flour mixture, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, whisking occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

  • Stir together noodle mixture, sauce mixture, and turkey in a large heatproof bowl until combined. Spoon mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve.