Happy Turkey Tuesday!
Today’s recipe is courtesy of my Mom … and it is certainly a classic comfort dish. We talk a lot at my work about making sure people realize turkey isn’t just about the whole bird, mashed potatoes, and gravy. But sometimes you just need a hotdish like this one in your arsenal!
After all, what’s not to love about noodles, turkey, and gravy, am I right?
How will you #tryturkey this week?
- 12 oz. (about 6 cups) medium noodles
- 1/2 C butter
- 3 1/2 Cups milk (my mom uses whole or 2%)
- 1/4 C all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 -10 3/4 oz. cans Heinz chicken gravy
- 4 Cups diced cooked turkey
- 1/2 C fine bread crumbs
- 1 1/2 T. melted butter
- 1 C American cheese (or your choice of favorite cheese)
- Cook noodles according to package directions.
- Add 2 T. butter and 1/2 cup of the milk to the noodles.
- Melt remaining 6 T. butter.
- Blend in flour, salt, and pepper.
- Add the remaining 3 cups of milk.
- Cook and stir until mixture thickens and bubbles.
- Stir in the gravy, chicken and noodles.
- Spread in 13x9x2 inch baking dish (my mom likes to use a glass dish).
- Bake covered in a moderate oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Mix the topping together and sprinkle around the edges of the casserole.
- Bake 10 minutes more.
- The topping mixture can be doubled and then sprinkled over the entire top of the casserole if desired.