*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Turkey & Poppy Seed Casserole
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Course - Chicken
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      cups-8 ozs.   uncooked egg noodles
    1      tablespoon    butter
    1      pound         ground turkey*
    1      medium        onion -- chopped
                         (to yield 1/2 cup)
    1      small         green  bell pepper -- chopped
                         (to yield 1/2 cup)
    1      can-14 1/2oz  diced tomatoes -- drained
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      pepper
    1 1/2  cups          ricotta cheese
    1 1/2  cups          sour cream
    2      tablespoons   poppy seeds
    2      tablespoons   grated Romano cheese
                         chopped parsley, for garnish -- optional
 
 *  I use cut-up leftover turkey or chicken (approximately 1 1/2 cups).
 
 Heat oven to 375.  Grease a 2-qt. casserole.  Cook and drain noodles as
 directed on package.  If using ground turkey, melt butter in a 10 skillet
 over medium heat.  Cook turkey, onion and  bell pepper for 4 to 6 minutes,
 stirring frequently, until turkey is no longer pink.  (When using leftover
 turkey/chicken, cook just the onion and bell pepper for 4 to 6 minutes.  Add
 turkey/chicken during the last 2 or 3 minutes.)  Stir in tomatoes, salt and
 pepper.  Mix ricotta, sour cream and  poppy seed in a large bowl.  Stir in
 noodles.  Spoon 3/4’s of the noodle mixture into the casserole dish.  Spoon
 turkey mixture over noodle mixture.  Top with with remaining noodle mixture.
  Cover and bake for 50 minutes or until hot.  Sprinkle with Romano cheese and
 parsley.
 
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