Friday, November 11, 2011

Cranberry Turkey Casserole

Cranberry Turkey or Chicken Casserole

4 cups cooked  bow-tie pasta
2 cups cooked diced turkey or chicken
2 (15 ounce) jars Alfredo sauce
1 cup dried cranberries, plus extra for garnish
2/3 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, plus extra for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a baking dish, combine all ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste.  Mix well.  Bake 30 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with dried cranberries and pine nuts or slivered almonds.

My friend, Deana, entered this recipe in one of my contests at the Iowa State Fair.  When I saw the cranberries, I knew it would be perfect for an after Thanksgiving recipe.  Deana used chicken in her original recipe; I changed it to turkey.

I love Thanksgiving leftovers, but after a couple of meals of the same thing, it is time to change it up.  Cranberry Turkey Casserole, is a delicious way to do that.  The cranberries add a sweet contrast to the savory ingredients in the recipe.

I also swap turkey for chicken in my most popular recipe, Green Chile Chicken Pasta

Another recipe that I like to make with leftover turkey is my Layered Turkey Enchilada recipe.

 Below are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

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  1. Thanks, Debbie! I love cranberries too! I rarely have a salad without them.

  2. That casserole is one for the Thanksgiving leftover's! Can't wait to try it!

  3. Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes, I know you are going to love! It is also great with chicken.

  4. Hi Linda, this look absolutely nice, dear, last night I was looking your recipe book!! lovely! xxgloria

  5. Thanks, Gloria! I hope you are enjoying my cookbook!

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is wonderful and I love your recipes!