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Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini

This Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini is our most popular leftover turkey recipe to date on Rock Recipes and for very good reason. Leftovers never tasted so good.

Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini

Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini

It’s the Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and this recipe for Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini is a bit forward thinking. It looks past the serving of the traditional turkey dinner, to the inevitable leftovers.

I always have turkey stock on hand in my kitchen made from boiling the turkey bones and scraps. That’s key to this recipe.

If I don’t have time to do this on the day we have turkey, I freeze the scraps and bones and make it later. Then, I often make large batches from the remainders of several turkeys.

I freeze the stock in pint sized containers and use it for soups, stews and in this recipe as a base for the sauce.

Ultimately, this is a great comfort food recipe and will be a much appreciated supper on a chilly autumn evening.

Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini. One of the most delicious leftover turkey recipes you will ever find.

Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini

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Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini
Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Our most popular leftover turkey recipe to date on Rock Recipes and for very good reason. This pasta dish is reason enough in itself to roast a turkey. Leftovers never tasted so good.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Author: Barry C. parsons
For the sauce
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups turkey stock
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp dry summer savoury or 1 tsp dry thyme
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
Remaining ingredients
  • 3 cups uncooked rotini pasta
  • 3 cups leftover cooked turkey cut in chunks
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups grated low fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup chopped button mushrooms optional
  • 1 large roasted red pepper chopped (optional)
  • 8 slices precooked bacon cut in small pieces
To prepare the sauce
  1. In the microwave oven, scald the milk and turkey stock until almost boiling.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook together the butter flour pepper and salt for 2 minutes.
  3. Whisking constantly, slowly pour in scalded milk and turkey stock. Continue to cook for 2 more minutes stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in the savoury and mustard. Set the sauce aside.
  5. Cook the pasta just to al dente in boiling salted water. Drain and set aside.
  6. Grease the bottom and sides of a large casserole dish.
  7. Place half of the cooked rotini pasta in the bottom of the dish.
  8. Layer the casserole with half the turkey, half the parmesan cheese, half the bacon, and half the sauce.
  9. Repeat these layers and top with the grated mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour or until the casserole is bubbling and the top is golden brown.
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Carri Lelliott

Monday 28th of December 2020

I made this recipe tonight- from the book I bought while in NL. There is a VERY important typo error in the recipe book. It calls for 12 1/2 cups of milk, NOT 2 1/2. What I have is a large very wet casserole. I don't want to throw it out (what a waste!) but am not sure what to do with it to try to correct it.


Sunday 29th of December 2019

Made this today and it was delicious. Layers of flavour. This with definitely be my go to recipe for leftover turkey. Thank You for all your amazing recipes.


Wednesday 27th of December 2017

In the oven right now! Thanks for the Twitter suggestion. However, the recipe doesn't say where or how to put in the red pepper or the mushroom? I layered it with everything else, but noticed it said roasted red pepper, I just cut up a raw one, hope it's going to be ok ;)


Saturday 28th of October 2017

Hi Barry! This looks amazing, I wish I had some turkey to use up right now! May I please use this recipe and an image I. A Thanksgiving leftovers recipe roundup? Thank you!

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