Turkey Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Turkey Alfredo Stuffed Shells gives leftover roast turkey new life inside stuffed pasta shells with creamy alfredo sauce.
Turkey Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Turkey Alfredo Stuffed Shells

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This week for Sunday Supper I am joining some blogging friends bringing you favorite recipes for using up holiday remains.

The recipe I have chosen to make is turkey alfredo stuffed shells, using some roasted turkey which I pulsed in the food processor (it’s faster than mincing by hand).  At first I thought I might like to do this sauce as a marinara on top covered with bechamel, but decided on alfredo with a hint of nutmeg because of the addition of the turkey gravy (which you probably have leftover too, and we can easily use some of that up here). And while normally I might make my own alfredo from scratch, in the spirit of leftovers, I used a jar of alfredo sauce which I had bought for my candy corn pizza (I wanted it to be jarred since that  pizza could easily be put together by kids). As it turns out, I didn’t end up  using that for the white part of my candy corn pizza, but there it sat. And since it was really leftover too I wanted to use it up and wouldn’t think of showing you something in my pics that wasn’t exactly what I made.

But anyway, I have used jarred sauces before plenty of times (and will again, that’s the beauty of convenience foods), so you can either buy a jar yourself or make it from scratch. It’s not hard at all, but I won’t add any recipe here since it’s not in the photo. I promise to get the scratch recipe for sauce for you next time.

I hope your holiday is lovely, and you have all the kitchen success you can have, and no mishaps with your dinner, either with food or with family. I’ll be back again tomorrow to start up #CranberryWeek with my recipe for slow cooker cranberry brisket. Until then-


Turkey Alfredo Stuffed Shells

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Turkey Alfredo Stuffed Shells

  • 1 (16 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
  • Shells:
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 10 ounces minced roasted turkey
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons dry parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 15 ounces garlic alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 cup leftover turkey gravy
  • 8 ounces shredded  mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2  cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • grated nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook shells according to package directions and drain.
  3. Stir together ricotta cheese, minced turkey, Parmesan, eggs, parsley, garlic powder, salt and black pepper in a mixing bowl.
  4. In another bowl,  stir together the alfredo sauce and turkey gravy.
  5. Spoon a small amount of the sauce over the bottom of a baking dish or casserole.
  6. Fill shells with turkey and ricotta mixture and place open side up  in the baking  dish.
  7. Cover shells with remaining sauce,  mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, and a little sprinkle of nutmeg.
  8. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake 30 minutes more.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Turkey Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Sunday Supper

How to Use Holiday Leftovers

Hosted by Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure








9 responses

  1. This looks great! I have the jumbo shells. Now I just need to wait until next Friday when I will have leftover turkey!

  2. Alfredo sauce and shells are a brilliant way to serve up lovely leftover turkey. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season, too, Sue =)

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