Baked Turkey Mac and Cheese

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Ingredients

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1 Butterball Bone-in Turkey Breast (2 cups chopped turkey)454g Rigatoni, cooked and cooled1/2 head broccoli, chopped3 Tbsp butter3 Tbsp flour3 cups milk4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided3 scallions, sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425˚F.

  2. Roast turkey on a wire rack in a sheet tray. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Roast turkey for 45-55 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165˚F/74˚C.
  3. Remove, tent with foil, and allow turkey to rest for 15 minutes before carving. Carve and cube turkey and set aside. This recipe works great with leftover turkey as well!
  4. For the cheese sauce, melt butter and flour together in a saucepot. Cook for 1-2 minutes then add milk. Bring to a gentle boil and whisk well to avoid any lumps. Season with salt and pepper to taste, reduce and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until thickened. Add half of the cheddar cheese, remove from heat.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375˚F. In a large bowl, combine pasta, broccoli, and 2 cups of chopped turkey. Drizzle cheese sauce on top and mix well. Transfer mixture to a baking dish and cover with the other half of the remaining cheese. place in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Remove, garnish with fresh scallions and enjoy!