Turkey Noodle-Poppy Seed Casserole

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

After Thanksgiving I give an extra thanks for a recipe to use up that leftover turkey. Can be prepared and refrigerated night before, let stand 30 minutes before baking. Can sub chicken. See note below for freezing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Cook noodles according to directions; drain well; set aside.
  3. Heat butter and saute onion and bell pepper until tender.
  4. Add flour, stirring until smooth; cook 1 minute; stirring constantly.
  5. Gradually add milk; stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.
  6. Stir in noodles, 1/2 cup Parmesan, poppy seeds, salt, cayenne and cooked turkey.
  7. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 12x8 inch oven proof pan and top with remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake uncovered 45 -55 minutes.
  9. NOTE:.
  10. May be frozen unbaked. Thaw in refrigerator 24 hours in advance. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

We are not big casserole people normally, but we're getting ready to leave for a long vacation and were trying to get rid of stuff in the frig/freezer. This took care of that! And it was delicious! We were happily surprised! And next time we'll make it just because we are craving it! Really, really good!

5 5

Really yummy gailanng! Made this tonight to use up some Christmas leftovers. I used skim milk and added mushrooms when I sauteed the onion and pepper. I also used red pepper instead of green as that is what I had on hand. Very tasty and easy. I may try adding frozen peas next time; a very versatile and delicious way to use leftover turkey! Thanks for sharing!

5 5

What a completely wonderful way to use up the last bit of our Thanksgiving turkey! I love that there are no cream of anything soups and I really enjoyed the addition of the bell pepper. I also added some finely chopped carrot with the other veggies. This will definitely be a go-to when I have leftover turkey or chicken. Made for Everyday is a Holiday.