March Pinterest Challenge -- Creamy Turkey Noodle Casserole

It's the third Tuesday of the month and that means it's time for March's Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen!  I have been having so much fun with this blog hop and hope you'll consider joining us!  

Lately I have been trying out lots of new recipes.  I often shy away from new recipes since I do have two picky eaters but I had hoped they might enjoy this turkey noodle casserole.  Spoiler alert-- they didn't but the rest of us thought this was pretty tasty!  



I had this  Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole from The Kitchen is my Playground on my Pinterest board and it looked so delicious I just knew we had to try it.

We made a few very slight modifications to the original recipe.

Here is what we did:

Ingredients:

12 ounce bag egg noodles
6 tablespoons cream of soup mix (I use a recipe similar to this)
1 1/3 cup water or milk to combine with soup mix
2 cups sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (we used a pizza variety our local store sells); divided
3 cups cubed leftover turkey
16 ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables (I forgot to thaw mine but they worked just fine frozen)


First step was to get the noodles cooking according to package instructions.  While they were cooking I turned to preparing the rest.

In my microwave I combined the cream of soup mix with the water and microwaved on high for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. (Originally I cooked up 3 tablespoons in 2/3 cup water to make the one can amount called for in the original recipe but found that I needed to double the amount once I had my recipe put together).

I wanted the water boiling and was looking for the soup mixture to thicken up.  I put lots of herbs and spices in my soup mix so I omitted the salt, pepper, sage, and thyme the original recipe called for.

Once I had my cream of mushroom soup made, I combined the soup, sour cream, milk, parmesan cheese, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, my turkey and mixed vegetables in a large bowl.

This was how everything looked before I doubled the sour cream and soup mix and I thought it would be dry with all the noodles mixed in. 

This is with those two wet ingredients doubled.  

Once the pasta was cooked we drained it and added it to our bowl.  We mixed well and poured the whole thing into a lightly greased 13x9 pan.


I topped it with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and baked it in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes.




It was delicious hot out of the oven!  Nice and creamy with just a bit of cheese.  YUM!



 It re-heated beautifully too for leftovers and I bet it would be just great to make ahead and freeze!

You might also enjoy reading:
Last year's challenges
January's Homemade Marshmallows
February's Cheesy Chicken Chowder in a Bread Bowl

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Erlene - My Pinterventures  •  Jenny - Cookies Coffee and Crafts Debbee - Debbee's Buzz  •  Lynne - My Family Thyme  •  Pili - My Sweet Things Bri - Halfpint Design  •  Julie - Sum of their Stories Erin - The DIY Nuts  •  T'onna - Sew Crafty Crochet Beverly - Across the Boulevard •  Kristie - Love My Little Cottage Roseann - This Autoimmune Life  •  Terri - Our Good Life Ali - Home Crafts by Ali  •  Cherryl - Farm Girl Reformed Leslie - Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After •  Kelli - K's Olympic Nest Lauren - Mom Home Guide  •  Joanne - Our Unschooling Journey Shirley - Intelligent Domestications  •  Gail - Purple Hues and Me Audra -  Renewed Projects  •  Habiba - Craftify My Love Kristie - Teadoddles •  Marie - The Inspiration Vault  •  Susan - Suzerspace Lydia - Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen •  Maria - Simple Nature Decor Sam - Raggedy Bits  •  Emily - Domestic Deadline •  Marci - Stone Cottage Adeventures Alexandra - Eye Love Knots  •  Alayna - Alayna's Creations Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip


Comments

  1. Yum! This looks so good for dinner. Pinning!

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  2. This looks like a delicious comfort food recipe! A must try!

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    1. It really was! I'm hoping to make it again soon as I still have some leftover turkey.

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  3. This looks so yummy. I have pinned it to try one of these nights for dinner. Looks so easy to make by your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. We have a hard time getting our picky eaters to try new recipes with us too. It looks yummy to me and what a great way to use up leftover turkey!

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    1. They're getting better about at least tasting the recipes now that they're older but their tastes aren't changing much.

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  5. That looks delicious and comforting!

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  6. I love casseroles like this! They are the perfect comfort food! Pinned.

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  7. Yum! I love easy to make casseroles! I think doubling the sauce was a good call.

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  8. One dish meals are my favorites--especially since I tend to forget to watch the pot so-to-speak. This would be a good one for after Thanksgiving.

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    1. Yes, this would be perfect for after Thanksgiving!

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  9. Yummy! This dish looks delicious! I'm pinning, so I can try this later! I'm always looking for yummy new recipes.

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  10. That looks like something my husband and I would enjoy! Pinning!

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  11. I really should try sharing a recipe every once in a while, too. I like that it gives me inspiration to try new things in the kitchen.

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  12. I love easy casseroles like this and I think I've made one really similar, but with ham. Definitely a delicious dish and one that everyone loved.

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    1. I could totally see this working well with ham. Great suggestion!

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  13. My sister was just asking me to help her find some casserole recipes she could make on the weekend to have for her kiddos during the week, I'm pinning this to share it with her, exactly what she needs!

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