Cheesy Turkey with Pasta

Cheesy Turkey with Pasta


"This is a tasty cheesy pasta dish that's a great way to use leftover turkey. Chicken can also be used instead of turkey."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 579 cals

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 579 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.1g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 36.6 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 538 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large saucepan or deep skillet, melt the butter over low to medium heat; blend in flour. Slowly add turkey stock, pasta sauce, and water. Mix well. Stir in onion soup mix and garlic; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle in the Monterey Jack, Cheddar cheese and turkey. Stir until the cheese is melted and the meat is heated through. Spoon sauce over pasta and serve.
Tips & Tricks
How to Prep a Turkey

See how to thaw, brine, and roast a super-moist Thanksgiving turkey.

How to Make Turkey Chili

Make easy, hearty turkey chili with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Rate recipe

Your rating


Reviews 23

  1. 30 Ratings


This is an excellent recipe which'll be loved by kids as well as adults. I made this with, caramalised onion instead of onion soup mix and used cream cheese instead of jack and cheddar cheese.It came out real creamy and yummy, my husband wants me to make it every alternate day. My 10 month old also liked it a lot and ate the whole plate served to him.


I was not a big fan! My husband trying to be nice said "well hunny it taste like a Hamburger Helper meal!" That describes it well. It really does have that kind of taste to it. So, i guess if you like Hamburger Helper you will like it.


We had left over smoked turkey and I was trying to figure out a way to use it. This was the 1st recipe that I saw and it turned out tasty! I did change a couple things. Of course, we started out with a smoked turkey, then instead of turkey stock and water, I used a can of low sodium chicken broth. Also, I used macaroni noodles, instead of rigatoni. I used the entire package of onion soup mix, didn't add any salt to the recipe (I figured that it would have enough from the chick broth and soup mix). For cheese, I used about a cup of cheddar and a cup of mozerella. Turned out very well!