Aunt Bee's Leftover Turkey Casserole
Aunt Bee's Leftover Turkey Casserole with pasta and Cream of Mushroom soup is an easy and comforting dish that takes advantage of the extra meat from your holiday feast -- with just 15 minutes of prep!
Servings 6 people
- 1 ½ cups (4 ounces) uncooked rotini pasta
- 1 ½ cups cooked diced turkey
- 10 ounces (2 cups) frozen peas NOT thawed
- 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup NOT diluted (I used Campbell's Healthy Request)
- 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup NOT diluted (I used Campbell's Healthy Request)
- ½ cup milk
For the Topping:
- ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs or sub with regular breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart (about 8-inch square) dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Cook pasta in boiling water until just al dente (about 9 minutes). Drain. Stir in turkey, peas, condensed soups and milk. Transfer pasta mixture to prepared dish.
For the Topping:
In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan and melted butter. Sprinkle over top of casserole.
Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, or until heated through and golden brown on top.
COOK'S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:
Can you freeze turkey casserole?
Yes! This is a great make ahead dinner! You can assemble the turkey casserole in advance, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and foil before baking, and keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 day, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Can you reheat turkey casserole?
Absolutely! To bake the assembled casserole, simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight and bake as instructed.
To bake a frozen casserole directly from the freezer (without thawing): cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour (or until heated through). Remove the foil during the final 15 minutes to allow the top to brown.
To reheat a turkey casserole that has already been baked: cover with foil and warm the casserole in a 350-degree F oven for about 20 minutes.
- Substitute cooked, diced chicken for the turkey
- Use cream of celery soup, cream of chicken soup, or cream of mushroom soup -- any combination will work!
- Pick your favorite vegetables! Just make sure that you go with something small so that it cooks in the given time. A bag of frozen mixed vegetables (including corn, peas, carrots, and green beans) would be a nice option.
- Serving only Two? Use a 1-quart casserole dish and cut the ingredients in half. You may need to decrease the baking time to 15-20 minutes (or until heated through).
Serving: 1/6 of the casserole | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 18.9mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1.3mg