Creamy Baked Turkey Recipe

Creamy Baked Turkey Recipe


Regardless if you work outside or inside the home, your day is jam packed with activities and appointments that can make supper time a challenge. Getting a warm, homemade supper on the table can be a family’s biggest obstacle of the day and one that we all strive to overcome.

How do we do it?

Some nights we do better than others, but if you are like me, you still always want to do better for your family. Simple recipes that include few ingredients and little cooking time are popular at my house on these busy evenings. I love knowing that with just a few ingredients I generally have on hand in my refrigerator and pantry, I can have supper on the table in less time than it would take for take out to be delivered or to drive through the fast food line and make it back home.

I was so excited when I was asked by BlogHer to participate in their Hellmann’s and Best Foods review. All of the recipes presented to me sounded delicious and like something that my family would enjoy. In less than 30 minutes, I had a delicious, piping hot supper on the table that my family absolutely loved.

The best part?

The recipe was so simple my son enjoyed helping me prepare it. I love knowing he joined me in the kitchen making our supper while sharing with me what happened during football practice that afternoon. As I was cleaning up dishes after getting Little Buddy to bed, I realized supper times just really can’t get much better than this.


Here’s the recipe.


Recipe: Creamy Baked Turkey

Summary: A simple delicious recipe for creamy baked turkey.


  • 1/2 cup crushed buttery crackers (about 12 crackers)
  • 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Hellmann’s or Best Foods’ Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless turkey cutlets or chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400∞. In small bowl, combine cracker crumbs with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine cream cheese, Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise, garlic, parsley and remaining Parmesan cheese. Toss turkey with cheese mixture. Turn into shallow 2-quart casserole, then sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
  3. Bake 25 minutes or until turkey is thoroughly cooked.
  4. For a complete meal, serve with a tossed salad or with steamed broccoli. SUBSTITUTION: Use 4 ounces of Neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese and 1/2 cup Hellmann’s or Best Foods Light Mayonnaise instead of Real Mayonnaise.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s) Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4


Congratulations to Comment #53, Jill J.


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Here’s how you enter. Leave a comment below letting me know how you plan on using your turkey leftovers this holiday season.


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  1. 51

    Lee says

    I like to make stock out of the turkey bones and serve the broth with leftover meat, water spinach and noodles. Garnish with coriander.

  2. 54

    Jill J says

    Time is my biggest challenge in getting meals on the table. I both work and go to school and my class schedule makes it difficult to cook and get a nice, well balanced meal on the table. I’m always on the lookout for simple, yet healthy meals that can be whipped together in no time!

  3. 55

    Christina Tong says

    I used the turkey leftovers to make turkey sandwiches with my homemade wheat bread adding lettuce, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper. Thanks for this great giveaway.


  4. 57

    karen M says

    We like to make Turkey Subs, loaded with lettuce, Mayo, tomato and sliced red onions and quesadillas!
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  5. 58

    karen M says

    The biggest challenge is trying to get dinner served early, so the kids can get homework done in time to head out the door for the girls cheer practice, big guy scout meeting, and the 1 year old fussy with teething and wanting to be held.
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  6. 59

    Eugenie says

    I saute some curry powder & a finely diced shallot in olive oil.
    I mix this into mayonnaise and stir in cubed turkey meat for a salad or sandwiches.

  7. 76

    Carmen says

    My biggest challenge is not having a plan before I get home. Then it’s 6pm, we all hungry and desperate for something to eat.

  8. 77


    I am actually a vegetarian and have been for over 11 years; however, I remember cooking turkeys before making the change. The BEST turkey leftover that I remember was veggie soup. We would take the left over gravy, any left over veggies, and left over turkey that was chopped up and put it all in a crockpot. Cover with water and season with poultry seasonings and cook. WONDERFUL stew!


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