Leftover Turkey Cheese Bake 

 Originally Written: December 31, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

three-cheese-chicken-bakeThere is a pretty good chance that you have a leftover turkey in your refrigerator and you are wondering what to do with it. That is – after you had another meal, hot or cold turkey sandwich and now there are pieces left over that you don’t want to just throw out. Here is a great recipe that calls for pieces of the bird – and it does make a great lunch or dinner dish!

Leftover Turkey Cheese Bake

  • ½ cup of chopped onion
  • ½ cup of chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup (undiluted)
  • 1 can of sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 jar (2 oz.) of diced pimiento, drained
  • ½ teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1 package (8 oz.) of noodles, cooked and drained
  • 3 cups of diced cooked turkey
  • 2 cups of ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of buttered bread crumbs


  1. In a skillet, sauté onions and green peppers in butter until tender.
  2. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in soup, mushrooms, pimientos and basil. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the noodles, turkey and cheeses, add mushrooms sauce and mix well.
  5. Transfer to a greased 13 x 9 inches baking dish.
  6. Bake, uncovered at 350F for 40 – 45 minutes or until bubbly.
  7. Sprinkle with crumbs and bake 15 minutes longer.

Enjoy this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you – as always, your comments, suggestions and experiences and very much appreciated!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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