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This easy creamy leftover turkey pasta recipe is the perfect way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! Ready in only 20 minutes.

Easy Creamy Leftover Turkey Pasta Recipe

This easy leftover turkey pasta recipe is the perfect way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! Ready in only 20 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword creamy turkey pasta, leftover turkey pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natasha Bull

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces pancetta diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can corn drained
  • 2 cups cooked turkey meat
  • 2 dashes Italian seasoning
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces pasta (I used spaghetti)
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Boil a generously salted pot of water for the pasta. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, add the pancetta to a large skillet on medium-high heat. Cook it for 5-7 minutes until the fat renders and it crisps up. 
  3. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the cream, corn, turkey, and Italian seasoning. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for another 5 minutes or until the sauce is reduced/thickened to your liking. 
  5. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce (add a splash of pasta water to the sauce if desired). Season with pepper (I don't add salt to this recipe because the pancetta is pretty salty). Serve with freshly grated parmesan and parsley if you wish.