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Turkey Cordon Bleu Casserole

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A Good Way to Use Up Some of Your Left Over Turkey

I have to thank Ree Drummond (Food Network Channel's "The Pioneer Woman") and her creativity for delicious casseroles for this recipe. I read her chicken cordon bleu casserole recipe, and I thought, "Why not substitute the chicken for turkey?" Casseroles are great because the whole meal is in one baking dish, and you can use up a lot of leftover ingredients you might have in your refrigerator.

So it was a no-brainer to use the turkey I had left over. Since it's still poultry, I thought it would still be good.

I was right; my family loved it. Also, you can make it ahead of time and just bake it when you are ready to eat it.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

30 min

1 hour

Serves six people

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups ham, cut in small cubes
  • 1 1/4 cup Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 4 cups turkey, skinless and cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk, whole
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • To taste salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with butter.
  2. Put the ham on a paper towel-lined plate and microwave for 3 minutes to reduce the moisture content. Mix together the Swiss and Monterey Jack cheese in a bowl.
  3. Put about a third of the turkey in a layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half the ham. Sprinkle over 1/4 cup of the mixed cheese. Repeat 1 more time, then finish with a layer of turkey.
  4. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Put the breadcrumbs in a bowl, pour in half of the melted butter. Mix well and set aside.
  5. Add the flour to the remaining butter in the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking out any lumps. Whisk in the milk, broth and Dijon mustard and let it cook until it begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour the sauce over the casserole. Sprinkle over the remaining 1 cup of cheese, then the breadcrumb mix. Bake until the top is browned and bubbly. 25 to 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Comments

Rachel Alba on December 02, 2017:

Hi Peggy, You're welcome and thank you for visiting my hubs and for the encouragement.

Blessings to you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 02, 2017:

What a flavorful way to use Thanksgiving leftovers. Thanks for the idea Rachel.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on December 01, 2017:

Hi Linda, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your really nice comment too.

Blessings to you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 30, 2017:

This sounds like yet another very tasty recipe, Rachel. It certainly looks like an interesting way to use up leftover turkey!

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on November 30, 2017:

Hi Susan, I always look forward to your visits. I appreciate them and your comments.

Blessings to you.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on November 30, 2017:

Hi Kari, as I mentioned in the article the original recipe did include chicken, but I used turkey because of the leftovers. Thanks for the great comment.

Blessings to you.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on November 30, 2017:

Thank you Kristen for the encouragement. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did.

Blessings to you.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on November 30, 2017:

Hi Mary, Thank you for the visit and comment. I also enjoy turkey sandwiches.

Blessings to you.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on November 30, 2017:

Sounds delicious. If I have any leftover turkey during the holidays I'll definitely try your recipe.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 30, 2017:

This sound excellent, turkey or chicken. I'm bookmarking this. Thanks for the perfect leftover turkey recipe!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on November 30, 2017:

Rachel, this looks and sounds amazingly delicious. I love chicken cordon bleu--and I'm sure I would love this recipe too I might want to try this recipe real soon. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 30, 2017:

We often have turkey left over and though turkey sandwiches are top favourites in the family, new recipes are always greta to try.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on November 29, 2017:

Hi Jackie. I did intent on getting it posted sooner, but I was sick and finally felt like doing it. Thanks for the nice comment. Some people have turkey for Christmas too.

Blessings to you.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on November 29, 2017:

This is a good way to use up left over turkey. Wish I had known yesterday...today they are all finally gone!

Oh well, there will be leftovers another holiday. Thanks for another sure winner Rachel!