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Stuffing Topped Mac and Cheese with Turkey Leftovers

Delicious creamy mac and cheese with two kinds of cheese and chunks of leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Topped with a crunchy layer of leftover stuffing makes this a really special mac and cheese! #macandcheese #thanksgiving #leftovers #turkey
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 807kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 3 cups dry elbow macaroni pasta
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 ½ cups whole milk, warm divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 3 cups extra sharp cheddar grated
  • 3 cups Monterey Jack grated
  • 3 cups cooked turkey chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried tarragon
  • 3 cups leftover stuffing


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non stick spray.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta as directed on the package. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large 10-12 inch pan, melt the butter over a medium heat.
  • Add the flour to the melted butter and stir with a whisk for 2-3 minutes.
  • Gradually add two cups of the warm milk in ½ cup steps making sure to whisk well after each addition of milk and making sure there are no lumps before adding more milk.
  • Once the two cups of milk have been added, simmer the sauce over a low heat for about 5 minutes stirring well.
  • Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg and stir.
  • Add the grated cheddar and stir until melted and repeat with the Monterey Jack.
  • Gradually add in the remaining 1 ½ cups of warm milk and bring back to a simmer until thick but still a pourable consistency.
  • Place the cooked elbow pasta into the prepared 9x13 pan and pour
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta and the turkey and dried tarragon. Mix well.
  • Using your fingers crumble the stuffing over the mac and cheese.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes and the cheese is bubbling around the edges and the stuffing is turning golden.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 807kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1299IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 788mg | Iron: 3mg