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Turkey, Bacon And Spinach Casserole

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine American
Keyword leftover-turkey-recipes, turkey-bacon-spinach-casserole, turkey-casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Stand time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 4 Tbsp butter divided
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp herbs de provence or dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups shredded gouda cheese divided [Plain Gouda not smoked]
  • 3 cups roughly chopped roasted turkey
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 5 oz package baby spinach
  • 1 cup herb flavored or cornbread stuffing mix
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 12 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • On the stovetop in a saucepan, over medium-high heat, cook onion and celery in 3 Tbsp of butter until translucent. Season lightly with salt and black pepper.
  • Add 1/3 cup flour stirring until butter is absorbed and coats vegetables.
  • Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until all is added. Whisk in garlic salt, pepper, herbs de provence, onion powder and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then immediately lower the heat cooking for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of shredded Gouda cheese, bacon and spinach. Stir until fully combined. Remove from the heat. Add turkey, mix well.
  • Pour into bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss together stuffing mix and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly on top.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until bubbly and golden.
  • Rest for 10 minutes on the counter before serving.

Notes

Gruyere or sharp cheddar cheese works well in this dish, if desired.