Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Turkey Broccoli Divan


Turkey Broccoli Divan

Thanksgiving has come and gone...but leftover turkey is still here.  The holiday was very low key here at Our New Vista.  Just the two of us, a small turkey breast, and a wonderful dinner.  I had a boneless turkey breast and it was perfect for slicing up for sandwiches, another repeat of Thanksgiving menu, and enough to cut into cubed pieces for this recipe.  I usually make this with cooked, cubed chicken.  But it works wonderfully well with turkey, too.

Chicken/Turkey Divan

1 lb. fresh broccoli, cut into small pieces 

1 1/2 cups cubed chicken or turkey

1 can cream of broccoli soup

1/3 cup milk

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 Tablespoon melted butter

2 Tablespoons dry bread crumbs

You can make this dish in a pie plate, or in a small 8x8 dish.  I used my Temptations dish that I picked up at the QVC outlet.  I love these dishes...they cook evenly, clean up quickly, come with a nice ceramic lid and a plastic lid for leftovers.
I lightly sprayed the dish then put in the cut up broccoli...

Add the cubed turkey or chicken on top...

The recipe that you can see in the first photo is many years old.  I cut it out of a magazine and have had it for years.   It calls for Campbell's NEW Broccoli soup...I just use whatever cream soup I have on hand...
Mix the soup with milk until well blended...
Pour over the turkey and broccoli...
Be sure to spread it evenly over the top of the ingredients....
Top with 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese....
Okay...I use more than 1/2 cup!  I cover the entire casserole !
Then top with breadcrumbs.  I used Panko because it makes it so crispy.
And...I use Squeeze Parkay instead of melted butter...by the way, does anyone else have trouble finding Squeezw Parkay in your grocery store ?  I do...only place I can find it is Walmart!
Once it is spread evenly over the dish, pop it in the oven at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes or until it is hot all the way through and a temp check reaches 165.
And there it is !  Super easy and yummy !

I usually serve it over rice...but we were so stuffed from eating SO much over the holiday weekend that I actually forgot the rice until we sat down to dinner and then figured we did not need it!   It is a great meal served with a side of cranberry sauce ( if you are still using up leftovers) or applesauce.
What recipes do you have for using up holiday leftovers?  I would love to hear about your ideas, and hope you will leave a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by Our New Vista today...Happy December - enjoy this magical month!


  1. I remember my mom making this dish with turkey growing up. This is a great idea to use turkey. We're all done here with leftovers!

  2. Generally, we will in general consider servings of mixed greens lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. You can make assortment to this sort of plate of mixed greens by basically adding some broccoli florets. spa day benifits


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