Saturday, November 17, 2007

Turkey Casserole

I had one turkey casserole left in our deep freezer & I baked it a while back.
Now that it's the turkey season, I thought I'd share this recipe, it's a little different than the other one I posted.
Turkey Noodle Casserole
1 (6 oz.) pkg. noodles
1 small chopped green pepper
1 chopped onion
2 stalks celery, diced
4 T. butter plus 1 T. olive oil
4 T. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 c. chicken stock
1/2 c. milk
2 c. turkey, diced
1 small can mushrooms

Cook noodles, drain, & set aside.
Saute green peppers, onion, & celery in butter & olive oil until tender. Blend in flour & seasonings. Add milk & chicken stock & cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in the turkey, noodles, & the can of mushrooms. Pour into greased casserole dish & bake at 350 for 25 minutes. OR-if you want to save it for another day if you're a little tired of turkey....
freeze it! Pour it into a casserole dish lined with foil or saran wrap & freeze it. Once it is frozen, you can lift it out & then wrap it really well in saran wrap & foil, label it, & put it in freezer.

When ready to fix it, remove foil & return it to the origional casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 70-90 minutes. I kept mine covered with foil so the baking wouldn't harden the noodles on top, & I also stirred it a few times.
We had it with oven fries & sliced tomatoes. It felt like a free meal, because the only cost was a few potatoes! (sorry this picture quality it pretty bad...)

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