Leftover Turkey Alfredo Skillet Meal is the answer for your Post-Thanksgiving leftovers. Turkey, bacon, peas, and penne pasta are coated in a creamy alfredo sauce. Made in a single pan and ready in 30 minutes.
In a saute pan over medium heat, add chopped bacon. Once cooked through, remove bacon and drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease from the pan. Add diced onion and cook until lightly browned. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
Add chicken broth, heavy cream, pasta, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until pasta is cooked to one minute before al dente (consult your pasta package's cooking directions for times).
Uncover and add turkey, bacon, peas, and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until dish is warmed through and cheese is melted.
Remove from heat and allow to set for 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken as it stands. Serve and enjoy.
I do not recommend using pre-shredded cheese or grated cheese in a green canister. These cheeses contain anti-clumping powders that become grainy when melted. Freshly shredded cheese ensures your sauce is smooth and creamy.
Leftover turkey can be substituted with cooked rotisserie chicken or leftover ham.