My mother-in-law, the cooking genius, showed me this. It was so tasty, I had to freeze the rest of the turkey after Thanksgiving to try it myself! But if your Thanksgiving turkey is long gone, you can use the holiday turkey leftovers as well.
What to use:
1. Any left over turkey
2. 8 oz. cooked egg noodles
3. 1 jar Alfredo sauce
4. about 7 pieces center cut bacon
5. 1 cup frozen or fresh spinach leaves, cut into pieces
6. 2 tablespoons olive oil, or melted butter
7. handful of whole wheat Ritz crackers
How to make it:
1. Crumble Ritz crackers and mix them with olive oil in small bowl, set aside.
2. Add all other ingredients together and mix well in baking dish.
3. Sprinkle crackers evenly on top for a buttery crunch.
4. Cook for 1/2 hour at 350 degrees or until piping hot.
Yummy! And gone. Never any leftovers with these leftovers! Very rich, tasted like something from a restaurant! Cheers mother-in-law!
Thanks for posting this, Jen, it looks like a great casserole. I’m going to teach this to my son tonight – now that he’s on his own, he’s turning into quite a cook, and this looks like it would be right up his alley, not too complicated, quick and economical. Anything with bacon earns bonus points from him, too – lol!
I bet this would be good with spinach or sun dried tomatoes in it, too.
Oops, i see it DOES have spinach! By the way, aren’t mother-in-laws great?!
You know it! Another woman to bestow all her knowledge!
My son was late, so I went ahead and made this already and wanted to stop back and tell you how good it was! Even with the jarred sauce it was better than anything I’ve had out. Certainly better than the dish my son had at the Olive Garden last month when he took me out for my birthday. I won’t go on an Olive Garden rant…I won’t go on an Olive Garden rant…:)
I did use kale instead of spinach (that was all I had) and I think I would have liked spinach better, and instead of Ritz I only had crackers from Aldi, which were a bit strange tasting so I doctored the cracker mixture up with some Italian seasoning, garlic powder and parsley. (Now I’m just showin’ off!) It was still great!
Tell your Mom in law Thanks!
Bravo! Sounds like you made a great little meal there! I bet your son was very happy! I will pass on the thank yous!
Oh my…What a lovely recipe! Last weekend I prepared a turkey for my family and there are so many leftovers that I don’t know what to do with them. We cannot eat cold turkey every day and I don’t want to throw in the garbage food. So, thank you a lot for the idea!
Florence, you just made my day!