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Turkey Casserole Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Allan

Category:
Category:
 

White sauce


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cup butter
cup flour
1 cup whole milk
1 cup hot water and 1 chicken oxo cube or 1 cup chicken broth

Directions:
Directions:
For the White sauce: Melt the butter in a small pan and add flour. Stir until combined well and cook over very low heat for 1 minute. Add milk and broth and whisk until it is a smooth mixture. Cook over medium low heat until the sauce thickens.
If you do not have whole milk use some milk and some cream for this sauce as it need some fat content to prevent it from breaking during the cooking process.
 

Turkey mixture


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
1/2 cup of finely chopped celery.
1 cup frozen peas
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:
Directions:
For Meat mixture:
Cook the celery in a little water until it is just tender. drain well
Combine all of the ingredients and stir well
 

T-biscuit topping


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chilled shortening
2/3 cup whole milk

Directions:
Directions:
For the T-biscuit topping:
In a bowl, chop the chilled shortening into the flour using a pastry blender or two knives. You may need to do the last it with your hands. The shortening pieces should be smaller than peas. Mix the baking powder and salt into the flour. Add milk and mix until it is a stiff batter. This makes plenty of topping so you might not need to use it all.
 

Making the casserole


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
White sauce
Turkey mixture
T-biscuit topping

Directions:
Directions:
Mix the white sauce and the turkey mixture together and pour into a well greased oven proof dish. Drop the biscuit mix by the large tablespoon full on top of the meat and sauce mixture. Bake uncovered in a 300 degree oven for half an hour or until the casserole is hot and the biscuits are cooked and golden brown on top. Do not cook at a higher oven temperature or the white sauce will break..

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The filling is nice served over fresh tea biscuits or croissants for lunch. I don't know if Pat served this to the family but she used it for a seniors lunch.

 

 

 

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