Wednesday, January 25, 2017

TURKEY ALFREDO PASTA RECIPE

2nd Man made this with some of our leftover turkey after Thanksgiving and I forgot to share the photos and recipe. It's a great way to use leftover turkey or of course, just chicken any time of the year.  


He started with 8oz cream cheese and 1 stick butter stirring them together in a skillet over medium heat...


Stir until combined and melted...


Add seasonings at this point, salt and pepper to taste...


Stir in 2 cups of of milk...


Next, he added 2 cups shredded cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano.  We love the flavor of this cheese in an Alfredo but you can use shredded Parmesan.  


Stir until melted and incorporated...


We had a large turkey breast and a thigh leftover so he diced them up into chunks, along with the skin and a bit of the gelled turkey juices that were in the container (it was refrigerated)...


He added it all to the milk and cheese mixture...


Stir to combine...


Add 1 lb of cooked and drained pasta.  
Because of the kind we used (with a lot of nooks and crannies) it pulled in a lot of the sauce and dried it up a bit.  So he added just a little more milk, maybe half a cup or a cup, depending on how thick or thin you like your sauce...


Stir again to combine and simmer just a couple of minutes until thickened...

Turkey Alfredo pasta dish
Dish it up, serve and enjoy!!  
Oh, we garnished with a bit of dried parsley.

It's one of my favorite post-Thanksgiving dishes.

Dang it.  Now I'm hungry.  



26 comments:

kymber said...

OH. DEAR. SWEET. SOMEBODY.

what part of my posts about going dairy-free did you NOT read???? i would give just about anything to eat a giant bowl of that!!! tell 2nd Man he truly outdid himself this time!!!!

sending much love, as always! your friend,
kymber

Terri said...

Alfredo is my favorite!! I'm definitely going to use this recipe! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yummy yum yum!! Barb

Byron k said...

I would tear that up if I could get to it. Natures most perfect food.

donna baker said...

That was an interesting way to make a roux. Sounds very good. Things just don't taste as good when you try and cut corners with the fat. That looks delicious.

Colleen said...

Great; HOT looking dish there 2nd Man. Looks Delicious.
Now, pass around the forks if you would please. :}

Colleen said...

I only wish there was a 'print recipe' button so that we where able to print a recipe if we wanted.

MaryJo said...

Looks delicious!

Gemmagirl said...

Ultimate comfort food especially here in cold, damp, cloudy Southern Ontario.

Amanda Moore said...

I'm telling you, you guys are in the wrong business, a bed and breakfast would be great. Hey, how about you move some tiny houses onto your property? Then you can just rent them out people and maybe have a central location for dinner every night? Hey, a girl can dream, right? Bwahaha!

Anonymous said...

Cookbook coming um, when??????????? Ha!

Practical Parsimony said...

I have chicken, jar of Alfredo sauce(hey, its midnight!), cheese and am hungry. But, I suppose I will have salad greens with the chicken and pretend it's pasta in homemade Alfredo and dream.

1st Man said...

LOL! You always make us smile. He said thank you, and he also said to tell you it was delicious, ha!!! Love to you guys as always!

1st Man said...

Isn't it wonderful. Probably one of my faves too. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Amen, thanks!!!

1st Man said...

LOL, that made me laugh. Pasta is pretty near perfect.

1st Man said...

You know that's true about fat, fat does add flavor for sure. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Come on down!!! ;-)

1st Man said...

I have tried to figure that out. I think I'd need to put them into more of a recipe form, I might have to see if there is a button or app or widget for that. Thank you!!!!

1st Man said...

Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

Oh it's good on a cold damp night. In fact, our leftovers after Thanksgiving were a cold evening and it was yummy. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Hey, you've planned it all out. Actually, that WOULD be a cool idea for a variation on bed and breakfast. Thank you!

1st Man said...

LOL, someday I suppose, thanks for the vote of confidence, ha.

1st Man said...

Mmm, I could eat that at midnight myself! I think I could eat pasta all day every day. But salad greens ARE better for us, right? Eat well!!!

Alison said...

I thought we already talked about the cookbook from 2nd Man and the gardening book from you? Or the decorating book? Or the book on building/creating a retirement home? People do take their blog posts and turn them into books you know. Just a thought. ♡♡♡

1st Man said...

LOL! Thank you for that inspiration. Much love to you! ;-)