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Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole

Bacon-laced creamy Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole is a wonderful way to enjoy those turkey leftovers.  Taking advantage of prepared Alfredo sauce convenience, it's not only tasty, it's easy to prepare, too.

Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole Image ~ Bacon-laced creamy Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole is a wonderful way to enjoy those turkey leftovers.  Taking advantage of prepared Alfredo sauce convenience, it's not only tasty, it's easy to prepare, too.


When it comes to casseroles, our 7-year-old Little Miss H. can be picky.

She's not a picky eater for a kid by any means, but she's more of a meat-and-vegetables-separate kind of girl than a lover of all things casserole.  Which can make it tough for me, because I'm just the opposite ... I'd much rather have a casserole for dinner than a meat with a couple of sides.

But I've learned a couple of things that can lure Little Miss H. into a creamy casserole ...

1. Cheese.  Oh yes, our girl is a total sucker for warm, gooey, melty cheese.

And 2. Bacon.  Say the word bacon related to a dinner dish?  She's all over that!  Oh, you can just see her little eyes light up at the mention of the "b" word.

Which made this creamy, cheesy Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole a totally acceptable dinner to her.  I must say, even with this casserole containing her makes-a-casserole-okay ingredients, I was still a bit worried she'd take one bite and turn her nose up.  She loves my cheesy Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole, so I knew this casserole version at least stood a chance.

Well, I'm very happy to report this bacon-laced turkey noodle casserole got a two thumbs-up from sweet Little Miss H.

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Which I was very glad about.  Because this tasty casserole is a wonderful recipe for enjoying turkey leftovers.  With Thanksgiving coming up this coming week, there will be no shortage of leftover turkey around.

So you know what we'll be having for dinner one night soon, right?  You guessed it ... Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole!

Because this casserole isn't just a great way to  eat up leftover turkey, it's also very easy to make.  It takes advantage of prepared jarred Alfredo sauce for ease and convenience.  The prepared sauce is simply combined with cooked crumbled bacon, chopped leftover turkey, cheese, and egg noodles and then baked until warm and bubbly.

If you're not a fan of jarred Alfredo sauce, you could certainly make your own Alfredo sauce or a cheesy white sauce and achieve the same tasty, creamy result.

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So if you're looking for a tasty kid-friendly casserole for dinner ... or for a wonderful way to enjoy those turkey leftovers ... give this Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole a try.  It comes highly recommended and kid-approved by our sweet 7-year-old Little Miss H.

Now, if I could jusssssst get her to like the cranberries in my favorite Turkey Crescent Bites ...   Maybe if I add bacon with them??

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Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole
(Print recipe)
Ingredients
  • 10 oz. egg noodles
  • 3 c. chopped cooked turkey
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar prepared Alfredo sauce
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook chopped bacon until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Place bacon in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. Drain all but about 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from the skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and garlic to skillet with reserved bacon drippings. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add to mixing bowl with the bacon.
  4. Add chopped turkey, dried parsley, Alfredo sauce, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese to the bacon mixture. Stir together. Add cooked noodles and toss to combine.
  5. Spoon turkey-bacon mixture into a greased 9x13” baking dish. Top with Parmesan and remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake at 350℉ for 30-35 minutes until heated through and bubbly.
Enjoy!

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3 comments

  1. This will be great to make with turkey leftovers!

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  2. Your Casserole looks delicious and we will really enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at our Thanksgiving Edition of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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