This Cheesy Turkey Noodle Casserole is creamy and hearty with a crunchy, buttery cracker topping!
We’re in the prime holiday season, and that puts a big smile on my face because it’s my favorite time of year! The holidays can be a bit stressful, but one thing you will not have to worry about is getting a delicious, easy holiday recipe on the table for your family that kids and adults will love. This super tasty Cheesy Turkey Noodle Casserole needs to be added to your holiday menus.
This casserole is quick and easy to make, and I love that it’s full of veggies, diced turkey, cheddar cheese and pasta.
This is the time of year when it’s quite common to have leftover turkey on hand. I love using leftovers in all kinds of soups, stews, and casseroles. This Cheesy Turkey Noodle Casserole makes perfect use of all of that leftover turkey. Instead of worrying about thawing out and brining the turkey before the holidays, I turn to Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast. It comes preseasoned and no thawing is needed at all. It goes straight from the freezer to the oven, and it barely requires any effort to prepare a nicely seasoned and moist turkey breast, cooked to golden brown perfection!
It turned out so moist and tender, and I especially loved the touch of heat from the Cajun spices. No time to make gravy? No worries because the turkey comes with a gravy packet you can simply reheat on the stovetop.
This simple, yet delicious casserole will be enjoyed by all this season. I hope you get to make and enjoy this dish soon!
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
- 2 ½ cups chicken stock or broth
- 10 oz rotini pasta
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 8 oz shredded cheddar
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups diced turkey breast
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup saltine crackers, crushed
- Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9x13 casserole or oven-safe dish with cooking spray.
- Heat oil in a large saute pan on medium high heat. Add onions, carrots, garlic, and thyme, then saute until softened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add broth and bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta. Cover the pan and simmer for 8 minutes, adding the broccoli florets in the last 3 minutes.
- Stir in cheddar, milk, and turkey breast and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Transfer to the prepared casserole. Combine melted butter and saltine crackers in a small bowl and add evenly on the top of casserole. Bake for 30 minutes until the noodles are bubbly and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm.
If you still have turkey leftover and waiting to become another delicious dish, then try these Turkey and Brie Monte Cristo Sandwiches and Turkey Mushroom Stroganoff – they’re hearty, filling, and so delicious!
Other holiday recipes you’ll love:
- Jalapeno Orange Cranberry Sauce
- Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes
- Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin
- Bacon Maple Brussels Sprouts
- Brown Butter Sweet Potato Casserole
This post is sponsored by Jennie O as part of the Switch Circle program. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you so much for reading and supporting this blog!