Turkey Noodle Casserole

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound extra wide egg noodles
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
  • 3 slices bacon or turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/3 pound, the average weight of 1 package, ground turkey breast
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, wiped, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme or poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock, available on soup aisle, eyeball it
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, 3 turns of the pan
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 cups grated Gruyere, about an 8-ounce brick
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Bring a large pot of water to a boilfor your egg noodles. When it boils, salt the water and cook noodles to al dente.

Preheat a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, and bacon or turkey bacon. Render the bacon fat 2 to 3 minutes, until bacon begins to brown at edges. Add meat and brown it, crumbling it with a wooden spoon. Move the meat over to 1 side of the pan and add mushrooms and onions to the opposite side. Cook mushrooms and onions 3 to 5 minutes, then combine the meat with veggies and season the mixture liberally with salt and pepper, then sprinkle in the ground thyme or poultry seasoning. Cook another 5 minutes then add wine. Deglaze the pan, lifting up pan drippings and bits. Stir in stock and bring to a bubble, then stir in cream and reduce the heat to low. Add nutmeg to sauce and stir. Taste to adjust seasonings.

Preheat broiler to high. Combine noodles with turkey and sauce. Grease a casserole dish with a little softened butter nested in a piece of paper towel then transfer the turkey noodle mixture to the dish. Top the casserole with Gruyere then bread crumbs. Place the casserole 8 to 10 inches from the broiler and brown 2 to 3 minutes until cheese is melted and the crumbs are brown. Remove from oven and garnish the casserole with parsley.


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I made this for my family last year and they are asking for it again, It was delicious and so easy. Great way to use up some of those turkey leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For the reviewer who said she hated Rachael Ray because she sees her face everywhere, I need to contradict. I say bravo to a great business woman who brought everyday convient meals to the homes of many busy, working homemakers. Keep up the good work Rachael, not only do I enjoy your recipes, but my two daughters have grown to enjoy making them too. BTW, this was a great and simple weeknight recipe, after a busy work day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My fam wasn't too big on this one...it's different. Not bad, just different. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderfull! Used sliced baby portabella mushrooms (for flavor. Sour cream and a can of cream of mushroom soup (for creaminess. Whole wheat bread crumbs. Some tarragon. Gruyere is expensive but so worth the unique nuttiness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was okay, but lacking. We are not adventurous with cheese, so we used mozza and cheddar instead. Should use italian bread crumbs for some added flavour. Tasted like stuffing!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this with gluten free egg-noodle style rice/corn noodles, vegetable broth and mini portabella mushrooms. Delicious dish. The kids loved the noodle part but not so much the Gruyere cheese - they said next time make it with mozzarella and parmesan, so maybe I'll try that next time. Definitely a make-again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
well Rachael Ray and Food Network, this was a hit for my family. I used left over turkey breast and used chicken and some turkey stock. Very flavorful and tasty. I mixed my own seasoning with thyme, rosemary, pinch of celery salt, a bay leaf, salt and pepper. I did bake it for about 20 minutes on 350 and under the broiler for 3 minutes. (panko bread crumbs. It was a hit and I found this recipe at the last minute. Thank you!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Firstly, I need to say that I can't stand Rachel Ray...everytime I turn around I see her face somewhere...UGH! And I think she's no better than a short-order cook...just not my style...however, I was desperate for a casserole and ran across this one...I made significant changes based on the previous reviewers complaint that it was bland. Firstly, I bought Italian seasoned ground turkey (Jenny-O - made a huge difference, then I added a couple of shots of tabasco and finally I coated the top with Progresso Panko Italian bread crumbs. It added a great crunch and lots of flavor. I also used papardella pasta...cooked it and just cut it up...I'm not a fan of those funky little egg noodles....my husband and I loved it... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was way boring. There was really no flavor. I'm glad I did not spend the money on gruyere. Rachel's recipes are really hit or miss. I really don't know what I would do to improve on this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of the best recipes I have made. I order to reduce the amount of "sauce" for this recipe, I make the meat mixture add the liquids and then I begin to boil my water for the noodles. This helps but I love the sauce anyways! This is way good Rachel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachael, Rachael, Rachael, What were you thinking. This is the strangest casserole I have ever made. I have been making casseroles for 45 years and this was the worst. The "sauce" if you can call it that, was so watery it was not a sauce at all. The noodles never did soak it up. It lacked flavor, color and texture. Next time? I will just go back to my Betty Crocker cookbook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this way okay, but it needed something more in terms of flavor. I also thought it was kind of expensive for what the finished product was. I don't think I would make it again, but it wasn't horrible either. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good! I took note of the reviews that said it was too liquidy and I cooked it longer on low heat until much of the liquid was absorbed. It was very good. My finacee really liked it and it was good heated up the next day as well! Will definitely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my first review. Since I had all ingredients I made w/ gruyere and no yolk noodles. (BJ's carries gruyere - much less $ than local market.) I agree with using more bacon - I used 4 strips and would make it 6-7 strips. As to the wine - I used whatever white was opened and feel wine, when asked for, adds to the taste. I did use flour as sauce was runny - I think 2 tablespoons, if not a bit more and the sauce did disappear in baking. Would add a little more of the liquids to make extra sauce. Oh! And I used fat free half and half, mixed with a little heavy cream. I gave this 4 stars but with a little tweaking it could become 5 stars. Would like to make with leftover roast turkey - it would be even better. I used ground turkey to which I addded 1 shredded chicken breast as I was short. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this to use up some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving...and it was great! My family does not really like casseroles but everyone gave it a "pretty good". I did change a couple things...the turkey I cubed white and dark meat from the leftovers, I used baby Swiss cheese and Progresso Parmesan bread crumbs. The Swiss and Parmesan together was amazing....Will definitely make this again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious but recipe does not measure out enough broth for the sauce. The noodles soaked it right up so I had to make more sauce on the side. I added flour to thicken the sauce as well. Rather than Turkey burger meat, I used a Turkey Tenderloin that I chopped up and added Cheddar Cheese rather than the other. I didn't have Cream so I used 2% milk and added sour cream and omitted the wine. I may have created my own recipe by altering hers but the base was the same and it turned out delicious. U should just double the sauce and thicken it with flour! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is the best. I didn't have ground turkey in the house but I did have ground chicken. Used this instead. Because there is a household member who can't tolerate heavy cream, I used milk instead. All other ingredients were the same. This is a 5 "Starer" in my opinion. Easy to make and even easier to eat. I can nearly taste it with the heavy cream. Can't wait for a situation to be able to make if with heavy cream and ground turkey. Thanks, Rachael! Love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy dish to cook after a long day. My 11 y/o son was able to do it with my verbal instructions. Follow other suggestions, we doubled the bacon, eliminated the wine, used 2/3 cup of stock, no wine and substituted smoky gouda. We also cooked the onions and mushrooms together in one pan, we didn't have one big enough for all. Everyone loved it, I think leftovers will taste even better. Next time will try zucchini instead of mushrooms. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the reviews I made some adjustments and it was delicious! Instead of heavy cream I used fat-free half and half (it's what I had), added 2 small zucchinis, used swiss (cheaper), left out the nutmeg (cheaper) and used garlic powder. I used the thyme instead of poultry seasoning. I made a slurry and added it while it was simmering. And finally, I put it all together in the oven on 350 for about 20 minutes before putting it under the broiler. It came out perfect. I agree the sauce was thin but I made sure not to add too much liquid through the whole process and it was just the right amount for all the food to be coated without being soupy. All in all, so worth making again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a small can of green chili's also added green peppers and red peppers with the mushrooms and onions and used instead of the receipe cheese I used swiss cheese and gouda which added a nice smokey flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this casserole tonight with our frozen leftover turkey bits and it was good, but not fantastic. We used zucchini instead of the mushrooms but otherwise followed the recipe. The sauce was a little runny but I sprinkled a little flour over it and the consistency was nice. Nice, but next year I'll hold out for a truly great recipe to use our lovely turkey meat in. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We used leftover fried turkey and this was excellent! Made an extra and it froze great as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love love love this recipe. My husband, who hates ground turkey, thinks this is the most wonderful dish ever. Yes, the sauce is very soupy like but remove meat and veggies and add a bit of cornstarch to thicken it up. I substitute white grape juice for the wine, and add whatever "white" cheese I have on hand (provalone, mozzerella, etc). Also dont do any spice except the poultry spice. But this dish definitely makes my taste buds happy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I personally like this recipe, I couldn't find Gruyere cheese in my grocery store so I used smoked gouda. I didn't add the wine since I used non stick and the purpose was for deglazing the pan. So I drank the wine while cooking. It is a little soupy but that makes the dish!! Also this makes a lot so I used 2 casserole dishes and giving one to the in laws. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really loves this recipe, but I do modify it. I use twice the amount of bacon the recipe calls for, added broccoli and artichoke hearts to veges, and used lowfat milk with a cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce in place of heavy cream. I added garlic to the sauce instead of nutmeg, and added 1 cup of the gruyere mixed in with the casserole and the rest on top with the bread crumbs. I have made it in advance and then kept in the fridge so I had to bak it for about 35 minutes just to warm it before I put it under the broiler to get crunchy on top. Yummy, yummy. The additional veges are a must. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We all really liked this. Use your largest skillet. I also baked the casserole for about 15 minutes and then broiled it. You could probably even mix in some cornstarch so it isn't so watery. Really good taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A name like "Turkey noodle casserole" got me thinking of a high school dining hall, however this is proof not to judge a book by its cover. The turkey, bacon, mushrooms, and Gruyere cheese combine with such ellegance. I have used apple cider instead of the white wine, and it works very well--a nice, cheaper route if you don't already have white wine on hand, to save money for the Gruyere that you may have to take a loan out for, but it's well worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe didn't seem like it was worth all the effort, and came out somewhat bland despite my efforts to spice it up. Thumbs down! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sauce is very runny, and not creamy at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is a good casserole, but I suggest using crumbled pieces of bread for the topping to help soak up some of the sauce, since it is pretty runny. I also decided to put it in the over for 10 mins extra to thicken up the sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It wasn't my favorite, but my kids ate it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my family loved this dish. for those of you who's sauce turned out too thin, learn how to cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make and very tasty.........A winner and a receipe keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so disappointing for so many reasons. First, it took a lot longer than 30 minutes to put it together. Second, the "sauce" was not a sauce at all, way too much liquid. Third, I only put in half the poultry seasoning and still that was the dominant taste here. A total waste of ingredients and time. I'm throwing it out. YUCKO!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very hearty and filling. Does not really need bacon. I did not use it. I did substitute shredded 6 cheese italian blend package of cheese it was excellent. would make again and I would maybe use rotisserie chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i recommend adding some black pepper and hot sauce before the end.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this many times and my family loves it. I use seasoned ground turkey, and will double the sauce since I like it on the saucy side. This has become one of our favorite dinners. item not reviewed by moderator and published
And substituted red wine, marjoram, beef broth,Italian bread crumbs, and smoked gouda. (What I had on hand.) To die for!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sauce never thickened when I followed Rachel's steps. It seems like a step is missing where the meat and veggies should be removed from the pan and the liquid allowed to boil until it thickens. Also, a substitute for the Gruyere cheese would be nice since it is such a costly cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great meal that is easy to make. I used mozzarella and ricotta cheese since I had no gruyere available. Bob W, Whiting, NJ item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a newbie college cook, and I found this recipe easy to follow. It tasted like I actually KNEW what I was doing. :D I suggest prepping all the ingredients before starting to cook, because there is not much time in between ingredient additions. Sauce was a little watery, but I'm sure it will thicken up in the fridge. Skip the wine and get a cheaper white cheese if you're broke, but invest in the nutmeg because it adds a great touch to the meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Through experimentation, using two different pans - 3 qt saucier and a 4 qt saute pan - the larger pan reduced the boiling, watery liquid effect that most of you talk about. Use a LARGE frying or saute pan when making this recipe. If you don't have one, get one. And, don't skip the salt. It makes a big difference in the finished product due to ground turkey's lack of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved the cheesy bread crumb top. The casserole was also very flavorful. I will surely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very happy to find that this come out so yummy. I used canned mushrooms and moz. cheese(since I had them on hand). I also only used a little bit of cheese, to lightly cover the top, and whent light on the bread crumbs. It did take longer then 30 minutes and I broiled it for about 5 minutes. Hubby said it was once of the best RR meals I had made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm lactose intolerant so I made a few changes and what I had on hand. I used ground beef instead of turkey breast. I used low sodium chicken stock. I used 1/2 cup of soy milk and two teaspoon of corn starch instead of heavy cream. I used 1/2 cup of tofu cream cream with chives and herbs instead of the gruyere cheese. I did have to bake it in the oven for 30 minutes. It turned out great. Wish it had a little more flavor. I think I need to add more of the spices since I took out the cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
THE DISH WAS QUITE EASY TO MAKE AND WAS DONE IN 30MIN. BUT THE "SAUCE" WAS VERY THIN. I WOULD MAKE THIS AGAIN BUT THICKEN THE SAUCE. ALSO, I USED SWISS CHEESE INSTEAD BECAUSE THE GRUYERE WAS EXPENSIVE AND HARD TO FIND. THE DISH WAS QUITE TASTY THOUGH. JUST NEEDS A THICKER SAUCE. RACHAEL IS A HIT OR MISS FOR ME. PAULA IS A DEFINITE HIT WITH ALL HER RECIPES I TRY. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this recipe. I will make more sauce next time and less bread crumbs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very quick meal, with big flavor. I added other veggies (squash and zucchini) when I added the mushrooms and onions that the recipe called for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely Delicious recipe that was easy and everyone enjoyed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was excited about trying a bite of this casserole, because it smelled so good while it was cooking. Bacon, onions, etc. But when it was finished, the sauce was too runny and it was a little bland. I used sharp chedder and bread crumbs on top because it saved me about $5. I also felt like it was alot of work for the final outcome. This recipe was OK, but I won't fix it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A few tips: 1. Be sure to use a very large skillet. If not, you'll have trouble fitting all the ingredients. 2. Use a 9x13 casserole dish. I attempted to use a slightly smaller one, and it barely fit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS WAS VERY SIMPLE TO MAKE AND MY FAMILY LOVED IT. MAKES QUITE A BIT AND WE ONLY HAD A SMALL AMOUNT LEFT A KEEPER IN OUR HOUSE. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe! Even my husband who doesn't like mushrooms raved about this one! the only thing that I did differently was to use the whole bag of noodles, and there was still enough great flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good. It was fast, simple, and tasty. Perfect weeknight dish. I will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
While it took me a lot longer to prep and cook this recipe, it was utterly delicious. I did substitute the type of cheese due to the expense of gruyere..used swiss and cheddar in combination. It was still really delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed this recipe. It reminded me of Thanksgiving for some reason. I found it helpful to measure and chop everything in advance and read through the recipe a few times. This ensures that you can keep up with the pace of the recipe. It made a lot as well. So, I have been enjoying for lunch too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such a fun recipe and it tasted awesome! I shared it with my friends at work and we finished it all in no time. I will definitely make this again. Comfort food to warm these winter days! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We just had to try this one out the night after we watched the show. What a meal on a work/school night. Thank goodness I doubled the recipe, the kids had helping after helping. Very good meal.Easy to prepare with little time to spare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids are picky eaters, but they both loved this. My husband is not a casserole guy, but he also asked for more. Simple and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
bland and boring, don't bother item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this would be really good, but the taste seemed to be missing flavor, texture and the wow factor. I was disappointed. Prep took longer then documented but 1st time prepping should take longer. Presentation, Looked better then it tasted. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Overall taste is fine but the addition of wine, stock, mushrooms, etc. towards the end leaves this a soggy mess with the delicate meat of the ground turkey boiled to death. By the time I realized that I had too many fluids and drained three quarters of it down the sink the whole thing went lukewarm and despite being put under a broiler for 2 minutes...had to go into the microwave before serving, Would be much better to use some diary product and egg to bind casserole together before browning in the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband is a very picky eater. And everytime I watch Rachael Ray, he thinks that the things she uses are gross. He loved this dish, and was surprised when I told him where I got the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is fantastic and so easy. I made it for my husband and he loved it. Also, everyone at work loved it. When I brought it for "potluck" night at work, there wasn't even a crumb leftover to take home. I think that this an easy recipe that everyone will love and then come begging for more!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe to make for some friends who had a baby. I almost didn't want to give it away! The flavors just combined so fantastically. It got great reviews! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really easy to make! A sure winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tasted ok - but it needs more than just broiling - I put it back int he oven for 30minutes at 350 then it was thoroughly heated through and through. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was excellent...I fixed it for my mother and her friends, and it was gone before I could turn around... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was unsure when I began to make this recipe but it turned out great. My husband and I both loved it. The only complaint I have was that the "sauce" was very thin. Next time I will add a little cornstarch to it to help make it more into a sauce. I will also add a little cheese to the sauce not just on the top. Thought it might be good with green chilies!? This one will definitely be one of our weeknight dinner rotations! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the sauce was too runny, but it tasted very good. i will thicken it next time. i can't find that cheese in the small town i live in, so i used smoked provolone instead. my husband, picky 6 year old, and mother all loved the flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one is a real miss. It seemed like it would be good, but it was really awful. The only members of my family that liked this were my dogs! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy and took me under 30 minutes to make. I added some chopped red pepper to the vege mix for a little color. Don't forget to spice it up because it can be a little bland. I also sprinkled mozzerella and grated parmasian cheese over the top. This is a make again recipe. Thanks Rachael! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this. It had a lot of flavor to it and it was easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this dish...YUMMO :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loved it including the kids and they are 5 & 11! Cheese was pretty pricey at $15/lb. We used left over turkey that we had deep fried instead of ground turkey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was skeptical to try this, but I did and it was fantastic! My picky husband even loved it. Thanks Rachel! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved even my oldest who is a picky eater enjoyed it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good and a wonderful way to use up my leftover turkey. Very delish item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good & easy. Even better as leftovers!!! Next time I'll make it the night before a busy night & reheat. Going to put 1/2 of the cheese (I used white sharp cheddar) into the mixture so we get crusty cheese on top & gooey cheese inside. Thanks!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this for the hubby & myself. it was just ok. i think the sauce could have been a little creamier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only reason this is a 4 instead of a 5 is due to the number of ingredients. But WOW is it worth it!! It really does only take 30 minutes, I had great success just eyeballing amounts. And the leftovers are even better. We'll be having this again and soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this minus the bacon and did as some suggested: added a little flour to thicken the sauce. This was very tasty and the leftovers were delicious. Loved the cheese and breadcrumbs melted on the top. I actually made this in 30 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There was far too much gruyere on the top, and it did not mix well with the bread crumbs. It was watery and didn't combine or stand up well. I won't make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
didn't like this reciepe much... it seemed bland and the bread crumbs weren't quite right for the topping. I'd try another Rachel Ray reciepe, she's usually right on, but this one could use a little work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole was fairly easy to prepare and was very satisfying as a meal. I can't wait to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a wine drinker and did not add any wine. but we really liked it. I put gouda on instead of the swiss. I think maybe next time i will try both. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not a fan of anything that use to have feathers, but this was a very good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very good and easy to do item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to prepare and everyone loves it. It is a versatile recipe yum item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy to make!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked but I don't think my husband was too impressed. I think the leftovers were better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Breadcrumbs make this otherwise tasty casserole, dry. Even my husband, a breadcrumb fanatic, thought this casserole would have been better without them. Also, a 30 minute recipe? I'd say more along the lines of 45+ minutes... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cheese makes the difference in the recipie. Day 2 is even yummier. Save some for leftovers if you can! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful addition to your comfort food collection. I've tried a couple different kinds of bacon and different kinds of cheese (not a big fan of Gruyere), and it's good no matter what. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was horrible!!! I had to throw it all away. This might be better with shredded chicken or turkey but as is, it was disgusting! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole was a nice change, tasted good but all the sauce stayed in the bottom of the casserole dish. Needs something to make it thicker item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it, however I used ground beef with some hot sausage instead of turkey. I also drained the bacon grease and the meat grease -- makes it a little more heart healthy. Finishing touch was a little smoked paprika mixed in at the very end -- gave it nice complexity. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was a quick meal that was great even as leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was it really necessary to insult the chef? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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