Creamy Turkey Pasta Bake

    1 hour 20 min

    Take leftover roast turkey and turn it into an easy-to-make, creamy, comforting pasta bake that everyone will enjoy.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (500g) pack uncooked spaghetti
    • 100g butter
    • 60g plain flour
    • 700ml turkey or chicken stock
    • 475ml milk
    • 175g grated Parmesan cheese, divided
    • 550g chopped cooked turkey

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add spaghetti, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and place in the prepared baking dish.
    3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Mix in stock and milk. Cook and stir until the mixture comes to the boil. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, reserving approximately 4 tablespoons, and remove from heat.
    4. Mix stock mixture and turkey with spaghetti. Top with remaining cheese. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until surface is lightly browned.

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    Delicious!!! I only used 500ml of chicken stock and added some chopped celery, chopped onion, and a bit more parmesean cheese....came out very tasty!!!  -  27 Oct 2012


    UPDATED: I made this again last night with the following additions & it was even better! I added some chopped celery to the onion & garlic and sauteed in olive oil until tender. Then added 1/4 c. sliced mushrooms & sauteed a little longer. Set aside the sauteed vegetables and make a roux in a separate saucepan with the flour & olive oil, and then add sherry wine (1/4 cup) to the broth and then milk (cook about 5 mins, continually stirring). Follow the rest of my review below & you'll love it! When I reached the right consistency, I added frozen peas, chopped turkey, and freshly grated parmesan and asiago cheeses (or romano is good too). I like linguine instead of spaghetti. Add pepper and salt to taste. Top with seasoned bread crumbs with melted butter on top and bake about 1/2 hour til bubbly. Quite yummy!  -  27 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I recently made this recipe with left-over turkey. I cut the recipe in half and added about 1 teaspoon of minced garlic to the butter and also some black pepper. Another small change that I made was to put Italian seasoned bread crumbs on the top and to bake for only 40 minutes. I was very pleased with this recipe and will serve it again!  -  02 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)