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Turkey Chow Mein Casserole

A scrumptious mix of creamy and crunchy, the luscious turkey chow mein casserole recipe is a thanksgiving leftovers tradition. It's real comfort food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk or part milk, part cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cups shredded leftover cooked turkey
  • 8 oz bean sprouts
  • 1 14- oz bag chow mein noodles
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a medium-large sized pot. Add onion and celery, and saute 1 minute. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Add milk or cream in a gradual stream, stirring constantly to incorporate. Stir in chicken broth and soy sauce. Cook until simmering and thickened, about 6 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine turkey, bean sprouts and 3/4 of the chow mein noodles. Pour the creamy sauce over top, and toss to thoroughly combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread mixture in a baking dish (of 2 1/2 - 3 quart/litre capacity; 9x13" works well) and sprinkle with reserved chow mein noodles. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.