Healthy Turkey Casserole

by Kristine on December 29, 2010

in Dinner in a Dash, Gluten Free, Recipes

A great way to use your leftover turkey and veggies, especially after the holidays!  This healthy turkey casserole can be used with any leftover veggies you have, or anything else you might have in the fridge. Sort of an “everything but the kitchen sink” sort of casserole.


Healthy Turkey Casserole
 
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Makes 4 servings
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Recipe type: Main
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded cooked white turkey meat
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 small zucchini (chopped)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp butter (for dairy-free use vegan margarine)
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free flour flour (or whole wheat flour if not gluten-free)
  • 1 cup (approx) unsweetened almond milk (or low fat milk)
  • large pinch of ground sage
  • small pinch of dried oregano
  • 1 potato sliced very thin, or grated with a grater.  (Could also use leftover mashed potatoes-spread in a very thin layer)
  • Optional: salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium skillet, saute veggies (except peas) until soft, set aside.  In the same pan, melt butter, add flour and stir together to make a paste.  Add enough milk to make creamy consistency (may need more than 1 cup).
  3. Add a pinch of salt & pepper, sage & oregano.
  4. Add in cooked turkey, peas, veggies to pan and stir to combine.
  5. Place in 8x8 oven proof casserole dish, top with potatoes.  Cook for 20 minute or until potatoes on top are soft and browned.
Nutrition
Serving size: ¼ of recipe Calories: 210 Fat: 6.5 g Carbs: 16 g Sugar: 2.4 g Protein: 22 g

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  • Karmen

    Hi Kristine! Just wondering if this recipe would work with ground turkey?!? Love all your recipes, btw, & had great success & wonderful compliments & comments on all I’ve made so thank u a million times over from someone who needs a lil direction in this area haha:)

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Thanks! Glad you’re liking the recipes! I’m not sure how ground turkey would work as I haven’t tried it. You’d have to brown it all in a pan beforehand and drain out all the liquid. You’ll probably want to season it too, as plain would probably be pretty bland. If you got it tasting how you wanted, then assembled into the casserole, it would probably work pretty well!

      • Karmen

        K!!!! Sweet!!! I rarely have left over turkey, couple times a year, & usually have ground turkey so wanted to incoperate that instead, somehow!! Thanks so much:))) Sunday’s my baking day, get ready for the week day & today’s picks for the week were, Oat Blueberry & Coconut Cookies and Chocolate Zucchini Loaf… Once again, amazing!!! Thanks!

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