Chef John's Turkey Noodle Casserole

Chef John's Turkey Noodle Casserole

Chef John 21750

"This delicious casserole is for leftover leftovers. I don't know about you, but after a few days of eating Thanksgiving leftovers, no matter how tasty they originally were, I want something that makes me forget there's even turkey in it. Since ingredients like garam masala, spicy cheese, and peppers aren't typically used in the meal, they work wonderfully here to disguise the last of a holiday bird."


55 m servings 736 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 736 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 33.4 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.3g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 41 g
  • 82%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 150 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 1113 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in boiling water, stirring occasionally until almost cooked through and still firm to the bite, about 4 minutes. Drain.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook, stirring, until mixture is light golden, about 3 minutes.
  4. Pour milk into butter and flour mixture, whisking constantly. Stir in cream of mushroom soup, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, green onions, garam masala, and dried tarragon. Bring mixture to a simmer, cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in pepperjack cheese until cheese is melted and incorporated.
  6. Stir pepperjack cheese mixture, turkey meat, and noodles in a large bowl until evenly incorporated. Pour mixture into a large casserole dish. Sprinkle chips on top, pressing down slightly with the tines of a fork. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole top is golden brown and sauce is bubbling, about 30 minutes.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 37 Ratings


Very yummy! Used curry as suggested, didnt have tarragon, added fresh mushrooms. Only thing i didnt really like was the chip topping. Interesting, but not great. Plus, i then had chips in house ...

Our family LOVED this recipe!! We substituted curry powder (as suggested in the video) and it turned out great! We used fresh green onions from our garden, too! Daddy was the first to comment on...

Yum! Not only was it simple to put together, but I loved the video directions from Food Wishes!

My only deviation was using Monterey Jack cheese, as I'm not fond of Pepper Jack. For us, the garam masala and tarragon didn't work with this dish. It was OK but wouldn't make it again.

Not bad. My husband and I hosted Thanksgiving dinner this year. I made way too much food and now have TONS of leftovers sitting in the fridge. :) We are tiring of eating the "same old" turkey di...

I thought this was good because it has a different flavor profile than most poultry casseroles. I made it and then froze it for several weeks before reheating it, which worked fine. I just didn'...

Very good. Interesting flavours and a very useful way to use up the last of the turkey. Freezes well.

I had some leftover turkey from one of Trader Joe's kosher half turkey breasts, and it was the perfect opportunity to try this recipe. I halved the recipe and followed the ingredients except fo...

I made this casserole for my husband, after the first bite I packed it up and took it to my daughter and family. We all loved it, the flavors were perfect (I never had used garam masala before.I...