Turkey a La King
This easy weeknight dinner is perfect for leftover turkey or chicken!
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1½ cups milk
- ½–¾ teaspoon salt*
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons chopped pimentos
- 3 cups cooked turkey or chicken, chopped
- For garnish: chopped parsley
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and let cook for 30 seconds.
Pour in the milk and whisk until combined. Let cook for 3–4 minutes, or until the mixture thickens slightly.
Stir in the salt and nutmeg. Then stir in the pimentos and turkey. Let cook for 2–3 minutes, or until the ingredients are warmed through.
Serve over egg noodles, rice, or on top of toast.
*Start with ½ teaspoon salt. Complete the steps to the recipe and taste. If it needs more salt, stir in ¼ teaspoon of additional salt. The turkey may be salted and/or brined already, hence how the salt needs may vary.
You can use whatever type of cow's milk you have on hand. Skim, 1%, 2%, or whole will all work.
Don't have pimentos? Use ½ cup of peas or corn instead. Frozen or canned both work well. You can also add a small can of sliced mushrooms, or mushrooms that have been sautéed in butter or oil until soft.
Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 19gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 415mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 452IUCalcium: 114mgIron: 1mg