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turkey a la king on egg noodles on a white plate on top of a colorful napkin.

Turkey a La King

Published by Kate
This easy weeknight dinner is perfect for leftover turkey or chicken!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 250 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • cups milk
  • ½–¾ teaspoon salt*
  • 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
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