Turketti {aka: Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole}

November 19, 2018
Creamy spaghetti loaded with chopped leftover turkey and slathered with cheese, Turketti {aka: Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole} debuted to rave reviews with our kiddos.  It's an easy, tasty way to enjoy those turkey leftovers.  Not to mention, it's just got a fun name, don't you think?
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Serving Turketti {aka: Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole} Image

It's turkey time!  And I just couldn't be happier.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year, which, as a food blogger who's obsessed with food and recipes, probably comes as no surprise.

What may come as a surprise, though, is when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner I could take or leave the turkey.  

Oh sure, I cook a big ol' bird ... but could really go without eating any of it during the Thanksgiving meal.  Me?  I'm all about the side dishes!  Like the Cabernet cranberry sauce, Southern cornbread dressing, Mom's baked macaroni and cheese, or our family-favorite broccoli casserole.  And the creamier and cheesier, the better!

But turkey leftovers?

This dish is also known as Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole, but Turketti just sounds so much more fun, doesn't it?

Turkey leftovers, I love!

Nothing beats a straight-up turkey sandwich on white bread, slathered with mayo and topped with a slice of leftover dressing.  For me, that's pure leftover turkey heaven.

But I do love to make soups and creamy casseroles with our turkey leftovers, too.  And am always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy that leftover turkey.

Classic turkey noodle casserole is one of our family's favorites, as is my leftover rotisserie chicken soup made with turkey instead of chicken.  And last year, I created the most delicious creamy turkey noodle soup with spinach recipe ... loaded with veggies and turkey in a hearty cream broth, it is soooo good. 

This year I have another new creation to add to the leftover turkey line-up - this creamy, cheesy Turketti.

Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole Image

This dish is also known as Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole, but Turketti just sounds so much more fun, doesn't it?

But whatever you call it, it's really tasty and really easy to make.

Creamy spaghetti loaded with chopped leftover turkey and slathered with cheese, Turketti debuted to rave reviews with our 8-year-old and 14-year-old kiddos. 

Turketti {aka: Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole} Topped with Melted Cheese Image

To make a pan of it, just start by boiling some spaghetti noodles.

Mix the hot cooked noodles with chopped fully-cooked turkey, a little chopped onion, red pepper, and some green pepper.  Then add in cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, and shredded cheddar to make the mixture creamy.

Creamy spaghetti loaded with chopped leftover turkey and slathered with cheese, Turketti debuted to rave reviews with our 8-year-old and 14-year-old kiddos.

Spoon the mixture into a casserole dish, top it all with some more shredded cheddar, and then bake it up until it's all bubbly around the edges.

And that's all there is to it.  Pretty easy, indeed, right?

Serve it up with some crusty bread slices or toasty garlic bread, and a salad perhaps, for one hearty and tasty meal.

Creamy Turkey Spaghetti Casserole Image

So if you're looking for new and interesting ways to enjoy that leftover turkey, give Turketti a try.

It's sure an easy, tasty way to enjoy those turkey leftovers that the whole family will love.  

Not to mention, it's just got a fun name, don't you think?

Turketti {aka: Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole} in a Baking Dish Image
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Turketti {aka: Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Casserole}
(Print recipe)
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 c. diced leftover fully-cooked turkey
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 c. chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/3 c. chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 c. shredded medium or sharp cheddar cheese
Directions
  1. Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water, according to package directions.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, onion, red pepper, green pepper, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Add 1 ½ cups of the shredded cheese and stir until well combined.
  3. Add cooked spaghetti and stir until well combined.
  4. Spoon spaghetti mixture into a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining ½ cup shredded cheese.
  5. Bake at 350℉ for 45 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly around the edges.
Enjoy!


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11 comments

  1. So glad I found this. I will be making this after Thanksgiving! Pinned it.

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  2. Sounds very tasty, but since I never have a problem using up turkey leftovers (I actually make a much larger turkey than we need, just to have leftovers). I'm sure this recipe would also work nicely with leftover chicken, throughout the year.

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  3. I love turning leftovers into delicious pasta casseroles. This looks fabulous!

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  4. Made Turketti tonight..But used Cauliflower Rice instead of the Spaghetti..turned out Really good. I used 2 Packages of frozen Cauliflower Rice.

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    1. What a great low-carb twist! Thanks so much for sharing your idea with us ... going to have to give that a try.

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  5. This looks delicious and perfect for the leftovers! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and don't forget to bring your Cookie Recipes to the Holiday Cookie Exchange Link Party!
    Miz Helen

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  6. mmm all of these look so good.. especially the turketti!

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  7. This looks amazing! I'm always looking for recipes to use up our leftover turkey. I had tons this year. I imagine this would also be amazing with leftover chicken. Cannot wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing.
    PS. I love the name... it really is much more fun to say. ;)

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  8. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. We have pinned it to our features board and thanks so much for sharing this great post with us!
    Miz Helen

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