Turkey Patty Shells with Aged Cheddar Bechamel

Prep time 20 minutes       Cook time 20 minutes       Serves 4 persons


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1 lb Butterball turkey, cooked1 cup chicken broth1 cup carrots, diced1 cup frozen peas1 red bell pepper, diced4 patty shells


¼ cup butter¼ cup flour4 cups milk1 cup grated aged cheddarSalt and pepper


  1. Pour 1 cup of chicken broth into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, add carrots, and cook covered for 5 minutes.

  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add turkey, peas, and bell pepper. Continue cooking covered for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Heat patty shells in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir using a wooden spatula. Continue cooking for 1 minute.
  5. Add milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue cooking, stirring until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  6. Incorporate cheddar and continue cooking for 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
  7. Fill patties with filling and top with cheese mixture. Serve hot with your choice of vegetables.