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Leftover Turkey Casserole


  • Author: Stephanie Pass
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings.

Description

This Leftover Turkey Casserole is so easy to put together, and it takes just 20 minutes to bake. Your family will love this comfort food for a simple weeknight meal.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded turkey
  • 1 lb of orzo pasta
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar or colby jack)
  • 2 10 oz cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of water
  • 1 can of half and half
  • 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers
  • 1 stick of butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Boil 4 cups of water in a dutch oven.
  3. Add the orzo pasta and let it boil on high for 4-5 minutes. Then, turn off fire and cover with the lid.  Let it sit for about 10 minutes, until most the water is soaked into the pasta.
  4. Shred the turkey.
  5. If the orzo pasta is still watery after 10 minutes, drain it.  If the water is mostly soaked up, then skip this step.
  6. Add the cream of chicken soup and cheese to the pasta and mix.
  7. Using the empty cans, fill one with water and one with half and half and add to the pasta mixture.
  8. Add the turkey and mix up until completely combined.
  9. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with olive oil spray.
  10. Transfer the turkey casserole mixture to the pan.
  11. Melt the butter.
  12. Crush the Ritz crackers.
  13. Combine the butter and Ritz crackers.
  14. Spread the cracker mixture over the top of the casserole.
  15. Bake for 20 minutes.
  16. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
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