Turkey Noodle Casserole

This Turkey Noodle Casserole is a super easy recipe to make with a rather unique flavor thanks to a “secret” spice.

Turkey Noodle Casserole

This Turkey Noodle Casserole is a super easy recipe to make that you can easily make on a weeknight after work.

Gruyère Cheese can be pretty pricey depending on where you live. If you don’t want to spend the money for just this pasta bake recipe you can substitute for a different kind of cheese. Just make sure it’s a good melting cheese. And also remember it will change the overall flavor of this dish.

gruyere cheese
Gruyère Cheese

I usually buy my Ground Turkey in bulk and freeze them in 1 lb bags using my Mueller Vacuum Sealer which makes it an even easier dish to make when you have little time on your hands. If you don’t have a food vacuum sealer, you really should give one a try.

Turkey Noodle Casserole

I don’t recall ever bringing it up on this food blog before but the wife and I are not fans of mushrooms so we decided to leave that ingredient out. So those of you with eagle eyes will notice that the photos don’t have any mushrooms!

Turkey Noodle Casserole

I made this Turkey Casserole using No Yolk Noodles for two reasons, I had some in my pantry, and two, they are a bit healthier than egg noodles or regular pasta noodles.

No Yolk Noodles have no cholesterol and are low in fat and sodium. That’s why No Yolks is the healthier alternative to regular egg noodles.

no yolk noodles

All of this to say is if you are concerned about the nutritional facts for this recipe, choose your noodles accordingly! For another great Turkey casserole, make sure you check out my Nacho Turkey Casserole recipe. Another favorite is my Chinese Stir-Fry Casserole.

Turkey Noodle Casserole

Italian Parsley and Flat-Leaf Parsley are basically the same thing. Grocery stores may use either name.

white cooking wine
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Alcohol Warning

Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I’ve put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon – 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.

And don’t throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.

air fried bacon

An alternative to using chicken broth is Better Than Bouillon. I often use it when I don’t have broth on hand.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Turkey Noodle Casserole recipe (see recipe card for quantities): No Yolk Noodles, Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, Bacon, Ground Turkey, White Mushrooms, Yellow Onion, Black Pepper, Poultry Seasoning, Dry White Wine, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Heavy Cream, Ground Nutmeg, Gruyere Cheese, Bread Crumbs and Fresh Italian Parsley

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, salt the water and cook the egg noodles al dente. Drain well and return the noodles to the pot.
  2. Preheat a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and the bacon. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the fat is rendered and the bacon starts to brown at the edges. Add the turkey and brown it, crumbling it with a wooden spoon.
  3. Move the meat over to one side of the pan and add the mushrooms and onions to the opposite side. Cook the mushrooms and onions for 3 to 5 minutes, then combine the meat and veggies together.
  4. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, and poultry seasoning. Cook for another five minutes. Add the wine and deglaze the pan, using a wooden spoon to scrape up pan drippings and browned bits. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a bubble, then stir in the cream and reduce heat to low. Add the nutmeg and stir.
  5. Set your oven to Broil. Combine the noodles with the turkey mixture. Transfer the turkey noodle mixture to a greased casserole dish. Top with Gruyere cheese and breadcrumbs. Place the dish in the oven and brown for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crumbs are brown.
  6. Optionally garnish with the parsley and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

Turkey Noodle Casserole

Turkey Noodle Casserole

This Turkey Noodle Casserole is a super easy recipe to make with a rather unique flavor thanks to a "secret" spice.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 555 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Skillet
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • ½ lb No Yolk Noodles
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Slices Bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 lb White Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, chopped
  • Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • ½ Cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Cups Gruyere Cheese, grated
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Italian Parsley, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, salt the water and cook the egg noodles al dente. Drain well and return the noodles to the pot.
  • Preheat a large deep skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and the bacon. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the fat is rendered and the bacon starts to brown at the edges. Add the turkey and brown it, crumbling it with a wooden spoon.
  • Move the meat over to one side of the pan and add the mushrooms and onions to the opposite side. Cook the mushrooms and onions for 3 to 5 minutes, then combine the meat and veggies together.
  • Season mixture with salt and pepper, and poultry seasoning. Cook for another five minutes. Add the wine and deglaze the pan, using a wooden spoon to scrape up pan drippings and browned bits. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a bubble, then stir in the cream and reduce heat to low. Add the nutmeg and stir.
  • Set your oven to Broil. Combine the noodles with the turkey mixture. Transfer the turkey noodle mixture to a greased casserole dish. Top with Gruyere cheese and breadcrumbs. Place the dish in the oven and brown for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crumbs are brown.
  • Optionally garnish with the parsley and serve.

Notes

→ Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.
→ Gruyere Cheese may be difficult to find at some grocery stores. It’s also on the expensive side! Swiss Cheese can make a nice substitute or any other white cheese as long as it melts really good.

Nutrition

Calories: 555kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 39gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 420mgPotassium: 677mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 900IUVitamin C: 5.4mgCalcium: 512mgIron: 2.7mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Christine says:

    I just loved this turkey casserole. I have made it a few times and it is always the perfect dinner. Loved it.