With the busy holiday schedule it’s time for some comfort food and this recipe for Creamy Turkey and Noodles were just what our family dinner needed. Add one part busy holiday season, one part holiday parties, one part college bowl games and you have one very tired mom who while she enjoys cooking may not want to spend all of her time in the kitchen. Since I enjoy going to brands websites for recipe inspiration, I headed to Kraft recipes to see what I could find that would make cooking dinner a little bit easier. After all I know I can find many of the recipe ingredients already in my fridge and pantry and what I don’t have but need can easily be found while doing my last minute shopping at Walmart.
Feeling like some “comfort food” I decided on the Creamy Turkey and Noodles. It sounded warm and comforting and maybe, just maybe I’ll be able to “hide” the vegetables from the kids. I also already had many of the ingredients all I needed was to head to Walmart, pick up a few more presents and the Oscar Meyer Carving Board Turkey Breast. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
I started off with making my base, melting butter, sauteed the onion and then added the vegetables. It’s important to get the noodles started at this point because I wasn’t really sure how long it would take the roux (flour, milk, soup and vegetables) would take to thicken.
After the noodles are cooked, I added the step of a quick cold water rinse to keep them nice and firm. Getting ready to mix everything together for the casserole dish and the kids see the vegetables. I may be in trouble now. “MOM! I don’t like my food all mixed up together! I had to do some quick thinking but I’m sure I can make this recipe work for everyone.
It’s all ready for the oven and it won’t take long. I admit, I caved into sibling pressure and whipped up a second batch of the Creamy Turkey and Noodles without the vegetables mixed in. It only took a minute to pull some of the items from the original recipe and for those households with picky eaters it can mean all the different between a happy healthy, stress free dinner and one where no one is happy.
The house is started to smell really good, almost like a pot pie baking. Both dishes are ready to come out of the oven and dinner is served.
And, to keep the kids happy, their Creamy Turkey and Noodles had the veggies on the side.
There are so many things I love about this dish. I’m glad I made extra because everyone enjoyed it the next day for lunch too. It’s comfort food and reminds me of homemade Turkey Pot Pie and a little bit of Dumplings. Also with coupons for many of the products it’s delicious dish I can make without spending a fortune on groceries. You can pick up the coupons for this dish, plus other recipes inspired by Kraft too!
If you’re looking for some recipe inspiration too you can always check out the Kraft recipes at Walmart for some even more recipe ideas. I know I’m going to try the Taco Bake next!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. However, all words, ideas, and opinions are 100% my own.