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Cheesy Turkey Divan Casserole

November 28, 2020

Are you looking for a recipe to use up your leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? Or do you have leftover chicken? Then this is a perfect recipe for you!

This is one of the first recipes that I mastered in my 20's. In fact, this is the casserole that I always delivered to my friends after they had babies. I first started with Paula Deen's recipe but I changed it through the years to make it my own. We love to serve this over rice so I make it extra cheesy and creamy. Because everything is better with more cheese! With turkey, broccoli and cheese, this is comfort food in a casserole! And it is so fast and easy to make!

Cheesy Turkey Divan Casserole


4 cups broccoli florets, chopped

4 cups turkey (or chicken), diced

1 clove garlic, minced

2 (10 3/4 oz.) cans of cream of mushroom soup

3/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup light sour cream

1 1/2 to 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I use 2 cups)

Juice of 1/2 of a lemon

1/2 to 1 tsp curry powder

1/2 cup dry white wine

Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

2 tbsp butter, melted

  1. Place the turkey and broccoli in a bowl and toss to combine.

  2. In another bowl mix together the mushroom soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, wine and curry powder. Stir until it is combined. Curry powder has a strong flavor. We love it and use a full teaspoon. But this is still delicious using less of it.

  3. Pour this mixture over the turkey and broccoli and stir until combined.

  4. Add the garlic and stir.

  5. Add the cheddar cheese to the bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until it is all combined.

  6. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.

  7. Pour the turkey divan mixture into the casserole dish and spread it out.

  8. Mix together the Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and melted butter in a small bowl for the topping.

  9. Sprinkle this topping over the casserole. It makes a gorgeous golden topping!

  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, until it is bubbly and golden.

  11. Serve over white rice.

I always look forward to leftover turkey or chicken so that I can make this delicious cheesy casserole! You could also buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to make this easy comfort food dinner.

This Cheesy Turkey Divan Casserole is truly one of our favorite dinners. Especially on a chilly winter night!

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