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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