Thursday, August 20, 2015

Three Cheese Turkey Pasta Hotdish

After making turkey, you always need to find something to make with the leftovers.  I combined ingredients that were in my refrigerator and pantry to make this hotdish on a day that the temperature was in the low 60's and the house was chilly.  

Three Cheese Turkey Pasta Hotdish

2 cups cooked turkey, cut into small pieces
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken or turkey broth
8 oz soft cream cheese
3 oz Fontina cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp green chilies
1 cup peas
6 oz Dumpling noodles, cooked and drained
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Topping ~

1 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 tsp paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a small pan, melt 1 tbsp butter.  Add in Panko bread crumbs and spices.  Top the pasta mixture.

In a saucepan, heat the olive oil.  Add in minced garlic and cook for a couple minutes until softened.  Add in the 3 cheeses and broth.  When the cheese has melted, stir in the cream.  In a greased casserole or baking dish, add in drained pasta, turkey, green chilies and peas.  Stir until combined.  Pour the cheese mixture over and gently toss to combine.  Sprinkle with the topping.  Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. 

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