Creamy Garlic Penne with Turkey Recipe

I ended up with several pounds of penne noodles leftover after I had to make pasta salad for a luncheon. I had leftover turkey also so I decided to put them together and came up with this delicious dish. The best part was it is made with leftovers so it was a snap to assemble and cook.

Creamy Garlic Penne with Turkey

  • 2+ Cups of Leftover Turkey
  • 1 lb box of pasta (cooked according to directions on box)
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup broth (divided 1/4 cup and 3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese topping
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Reheat Turkey with 1/4 cup broth to add moisture.
In large saucepan melt 2 Tbsp butter/Margarine.
Once butter is melted, add garlic and let cook for 3-4 minutes until garlic is soft.
Add flour and mix until you have a frothy mixture.
Add remaining broth stirring carefully to get all the flour/butter mixture off bottom of pan.
Add milk and let thicken.
Add parmesan cheese and mozzarella until cheese melts.
Toss noodles into sauce and top with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve Turkey on top of noodles or mix together before serving.

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