Since this recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, it is a healthy alternative to takeout food. I can prepare this meal in less time than it takes to pick up a pizza. It is my ace card on busy nights as I get the kids out the door to basketball practice. This dish is versatile: vary the vegetables and cheese to your family favorites, try broccoli and Swiss cheese, or a mild cheddar and corn. Tip: Any leftover meat can be substituted for the cooked turkey, or feel free to quickly sauté chicken or turkey cutlets. Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serving: 4
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the cooked egg noodles into a 10x7 inch casserole dish. Whisk together the flour and 1/2 cup of the chicken broth, set aside. Place the olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic, cook stirring until soft, about one minute. Add the flour/ broth mixture to the pan, stir to mix together. Add the remaining chicken broth, milk, nutmeg, thyme, lemon zest, salt and pepper, cooked turkey, and peas.
Pour the sauce over the noodles and use a spoon to mix together and smooth out the top. Sprinkle on the Gruyere cheese and bread crumbs. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until casserole bubbles and the top crust is browned--about 8 to 10 minutes.