Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole

November 25, 2022
Bacon-laced creamy Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole is a wonderfully delicious way to enjoy those turkey leftovers. Taking advantage of prepared Alfredo sauce convenience, it's not only tasty, it's super easy to make, too.
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When it comes to casseroles, kids (including ours) can be picky.

I'm fortunate in that our kid is not a picky eater for a kid by any means. But she's definitely more of a meat-and-vegetables-separate kind of girl than a lover of all things casserole. Which can make it tough when me, as the mom and head "chef" of the family, is just the opposite. I'd take a casserole over a meat with a couple of sides for dinner any day.

But I've learned a couple of things from our daughter that can lure a kid into a creamy casserole:

1. Cheese. -- Oh yes, most kids are total suckers for warm, gooey, melty cheese. And, 
2. Bacon. -- Say the word bacon related to a dinner dish? Kids are all over that! Oh, you can just see their little eyes light up at the mention of the "b" word.

Which makes this creamy, cheesy Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole a totally acceptable kid-friendly casserole dinner. -- Because it's deliciously loaded with both.

Taking advantage of prepared Alfredo sauce convenience, it's not only tasty, it's super easy to make, too.

Taking advantage of prepared jarred Alfredo sauce for ease and convenience, Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole is also super easy to make. Combine that with its kid-friendliness and fabulous flavor, and it's one wonderful recipe for enjoying those turkey leftovers, for sure.  


What's to Love About This Recipe?

  • Wonderfully delicious way to enjoy turkey leftovers - Bacon-laced and creamy, Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole is one wonderfully delicious way to enjoy those turkey leftovers, for sure.
  • Fabulous flavor - A tasty combination of onion, garlic, turkey, bacon, and creamy alfredo sauce delivers up fabulous flavor in every bite.
  • Super easy to make - This creamy casserole takes advantage of prepared jarred Alfredo sauce for ease and convenience, making it a super easy casserole to make.
  • Kid-friendly - Loaded with gooey melty cheese and bacon, this is one casserole even picky kids will love.

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Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole Ingredients:

Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole is pretty basic, as far as its ingredients list goes. To whip up a pan, you'll need:

  • Tukey - Use leftover turkey from the whole-cooked Thanksgiving bird, or cook up a turkey tenderloin if you have no leftovers on hand.

  • Bacon - It wouldn't be Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole without the bacon! Cooked chopped bacon brings wonderful flavor to this creamy casserole.

  • Egg noodles - Serves as the noodle foundation of the dish. Any form of egg noodles (regular, wide, no-yolk, etc.) work just fine.

  • Alfredo sauce - Jarred sauce makes this casserole quick and easy to make. We use Classico Creamy Alfredo, but any brand works just fine. -- Choose your favorite. If you're not a fan of jarred sauce, you could certainly make your own Alfredo sauce or a cheesy white sauce and achieve the same tasty, creamy result.

  • Onion & garlic - The aromatics that amp up the flavor of the finished casserole. Use a clove of fresh garlic, rather than bottled minced garlic or garlic powder, for the best flavor result.

  • Dried parsley - Seasons and adds flecks of color to the casserole. Fresh parsley can certainly be substituted for dried.

  • Mozzarella cheese - Mild-flavored mozzarella lets the bacon and alfredo flavors of the casserole shine, while creating the casserole's melty cheesiness. Shred your own mozzarella from a block, rather than using packaged pre-shredded, for the creamiest result.

  • Parmesan cheese - A standard alfredo ingredient, combing additional Parmesan with the jarred alfredo sauce bolsters up the alfredo flavor of the finished casserole.

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How to Make Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole:

Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole is really quite easy to make. Prepared alfredo sauce is simply combined with cooked crumbled bacon, chopped leftover turkey, cheese, and noodles and then baked until warm and bubbly. Easy peasy, right?

So to get a pan started, cook some egg noodles according to their package directions, drain them, and set them aside while you finish up preparing the other casserole components.

While the noodles cook, fry some chopped bacon in a skillet until it's crisp. Then drain the bacon and place it in a large mixing bowl. Saute chopped onion and fresh garlic in the bacon drippings, and add them to the mixing bowl.

Then stir chopped turkey, dried parsley, jarred Alfredo sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese, and the cooked egg noodles into to the bacon mixture. Spoon everything into a baking dish, top with Parmesan and more mozzarella, and pop it in the oven to bake. That's it!

Once baked, you're ready to enjoy the creamy, cheesy turkey-bacon deliciousness.

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So if you're looking for a tasty kid-friendly casserole for dinner -- or, for just a wonderful way to enjoy those turkey leftovers -- give this Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole a try. It comes highly recommended and approved by both the kid and grown-ups at our house.

Now, if I could jusssssst get our kid to like the cranberries in my favorite Turkey Crescent Bites ...   Hmmm, maybe if I add bacon with them??

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Main Dishes
American
Yield: 10-12 servings
Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole

Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole

Bacon-laced creamy Turkey-Bacon Alfredo Casserole is a wonderfully delicious way to enjoy those turkey leftovers. Taking advantage of prepared Alfredo sauce convenience, it's not only tasty, it's super easy to make, too.
Prep time: 25 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 1 Hour

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 (15 oz.) jar prepared Alfredo sauce
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook chopped bacon until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Place cooked 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.
  5. Add cooked noodles and toss to combine.
  6. Spoon turkey-bacon mixture into a greased 9x13” baking dish. Top with Parmesan and remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake at 350℉ for 30-35 minutes until heated through and bubbly.
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5 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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  3. What kind of jarred Alfredo do you use

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  4. We use Clasico Creamy alfredo pasta sauce; any jarred sauce will work fine.

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