I don't know about you, but I always seem to have tons of leftover turkey. I make turkey soup, turkey salad and more turkey sandwiches than I can count, so I'm always looking for more ways to use the leftover turkey that won't have my family complaining, "Turkey again."
Well, this casserole is one of those dishes. Throw in the fact that it's easy and that makes it even better.
For this little venture, you are going to need:
- 1 - 8 oz. package of egg noodles, cooked
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 - 6 oz. can sliced mushrooms
- Salt (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups chopped turkey (I used a mix of both white and dark meat)
- 1 - 10.75 oz. can cream of celery soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese (I recommend grating your own cheese for this so it melts better)
While the noodles are cooking, melt butter in a large heavy skillet. Sauté onion and garlic for a couple of minutes, then add mushrooms and cook for an additional minute.
Stir in the turkey, soup, and sour cream. Taste, then add salt and pepper as needed.
I didn't add any salt, but did add the 1/8 tsp. of pepper.
Place your cooked noodles into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan.
It will be a thin layer, so don't panic.
Now pour your sauce mixture over the top, spreading as needed to cover.
Top with Parmesan.
Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
(I wish you could smell this.)
Serve alone or with a salad.
Okay, I have to tell you, this dish earned my boys' stamp of approval. And we know how picky they can be. Matter of fact, the little bit that was leftover was gone before bedtime because someone got hungry. Which reminds me, if you're making this for more than 4 people, I recommend doubling the recipe.
There you go. Quick, easy, frugal, and oh, so tasty. :)
This Thanksgiving, as every one before, I have so much to be thankful for. And I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a blessed and safe Thanksgiving. May God pour out His bounty.
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!