One Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole is a quick and easy recipe made with leftover turkey, pasta and no cream soup! Comfort food in less than 30 minutes!
Its been a little while since I made a one pot dinner recipe. But, after I posted my Instant Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole, a few of you wrote to ask for an easy turkey casserole made on the stove. So, here it is -- One Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole made with leftover turkey!
I guess you can never have too many easy leftover turkey recipes, especially after Thanksgiving. And as much as I love my Instant Pot, it's just as easy to make this leftover turkey casserole on the stove. So really, do whatever works best for you.
This turkey noodle casserole is made with just a few simple ingredients -- you probably have most of them in your pantry. You can also add your favorite seasonings or different pasta or cheese.
The goal is to use what you have and use up leftovers in a quick and easy dinner. After all, you probably want a break from cooking after the holidays!
How to make leftover turkey casserole
Just add your leftover turkey to a pot or skillet. Then, add some noodles, broth or water, and throw in some seasonings and frozen veggies. I used egg noodles in this casserole, but you can add your favorite pasta.
When I make pasta in the pressure cooker, I use a whole box, but you need less if you're using a skillet or small pot. If you have turkey broth, use it, but you can also use chicken broth or water.
Egg noodles cook fast, so when they're getting soft, stir in some cream, and let everything hang out for a little bit. The liquid will start to thicken, and then, you can add some cheese. I used a combo of Parmesan and mozzarella, but you can use your favorite here -- and add more if you want!
I added a little fresh parsley to brighten the casserole up, but it's optional. And, that's all there is to it! My family said this turkey noodle casserole is one of the best leftover turkey recipes ever -- no matter how you make it!
What else can be made with leftover turkey?
Easy Turkey Noodle Casserole Recipe
One Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cups cooked turkey
- 4 cups egg noodles
- 3 cups chicken broth or water
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onions
- 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence seasoning
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Add the olive oil and turkey to a large pot, and heat until warm on medium heat.
- Add egg noodles, spices and broth, and frozen vegetables, and heat over medium high heat until just boiling. Cover, and cook for about 5 minutes or until noodles start to get soft
- Reduce heat to medium, stir in heavy cream, and cook until liquid starts to reduce and thicken and noodles are cooked, stirring occasionally
- Sir in cheese, and top with fresh parsley, if desired. Serve immediately
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I hope you enjoy this easy leftover one pot turkey noodle casserole recipe as much as we do!
I've been known to miss things...but when do the vegetables go in? Did I miss it? I put them in during the first boil step and it was fine, but just might want to include in the recipe!
Sorry about that. It was the post but not the recipe card. Thanks for the reminder!
Laura Carbonneau says
So great! I have so much extra turkey and turkey broth (which I used instead) I plan to make this in a large quantity. Have you ever frozen this?
Yes, several times, and it reheats well. I usually make a big batch, and freeze in smaller portions.
Mary R says
This was a super recipe for leftover smoked turkey from an early Thanksgiving. It was easy, flavorful and readily adaptable for ingredients I did or didn't have on hand. I started by sauteing mushrooms then seasoned them with Montreal chicken seasoning before adding the turkey to the pot. This amped up the flavor as I didn't have any broth and had to use only water. I also added a splash of coconut aminos with the liquid although I've read that soy sauce could be used. (Thanks Bon Appetit!) I also did not have any frozen vegetables so I cooked some chopped broccoli in the microwave then stirred it in at the end. This was delicious! Family loved it!
I'm so glad you enjoyed the casserole! Thank you! 🙂
One pot meals are the best! This one looks amazing!
Thanks so much, Krista! We love it!
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert says
This looks absolutely delicious! Yummy!
Thanks so much, Erin! My family just loved it!
I would eat it right now! I love turkey and noodles, so I will love this recipe!
I love all the ingredients! What a great idea for the leftover turkey!
Yum! The absolute perfect way to use up leftover turkey. My family would love this!
This looks delicious. Great way to use leftover turkey!
Thanks, Paula. Can't believe it's Thanksgiving already!
Chrissie Baker says
I could eat this for any meal of the day! Looks perfect!!! yessss! This is the perfect recipe for me. Looks VERY tasty!
Thanks, Chrissie. We loved this easy dinner!