Crock Pot Broccoli and Turkey with Cheese Sauce

We are always looking for easy slow cooker recipes that use leftover turkey.  Our Crock Pot Broccoli and Turkey with Cheese Sauce is a new easy meal that our family enjoys!  We’ve made it several times since school started.  This meal tastes great with cheddar cheese or Mozzarella cheese melted in the cheese sauce.

Cheese sauce over turkey and broccoli on a plate

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Crock Pot Turkey, Broccoli and Cheese

We like turkey because it is a lean meat and because several people in my husband’s family raise turkeys.  Since meals with turkey are a common thing in our family we are always looking for and creating great recipes to use leftover turkey.  I like to share that we support the farmers in our family when we buy turkey at the grocery store, a sub with turkey or any other meal with turkey.

With a family of turkey farmers, it’s common for us to have turkey at holidays and several other meals throughout the year.  Most turkey sold is deli meat.  So we have lots of cold meat sandwiches with homegrown turkey!  One of our favorite ways to dress up cold turkey is our Turkey, Cheddar and Bacon Sliders.  They are irresistible!

Most of the turkey that my in-laws raised is sold under a “private label”.  So when you buy Kroger or Walmart branded meat those stores likely didn’t raise, process and package the turkey.  Often the big labels like this work with processors to determine the specs for the meat.  For example, specs may change the seasonings or smoke flavor added to the lunchmeat

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Bottom line – even if the label at the grocery store looks like it’s a big company there are is a very big chance that family farmers raised that turkey on their farms.

Crock pot broccoli, cheddar cheese sauce and leftover turkey recipe idea in a slow cooker

How to Make Leftover Turkey in Crock Pot – Recipe Idea

  1. Place pieces of broccoli in greased or lined crock pot.
  2. In a saucepan blend all remaining ingredients except meat on low heat. Stir often until melted and smooth.
  3. Pour half a cup of creamy cheese sauce over broccoli.
  4. Add cooked turkey to crock. Makes roughly a 1/4″ layer of meat in a 6 quart crock.  Cooked turkey or chicken works well!
  5. Cook on low until the dish is warmed through about 2.5 to 4 hours.
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Easy meal Crock Pot Broccoli and Turkey with Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Crock Pot Broccoli and Turkey with Cheese Sauce

Servings 6 people
We are always looking for easy slow cooker recipes that use leftover turkey.  Our Crock Pot Broccoli and Turkey with Cheese Sauce is a new easy meal that our family enjoys!  We've made it several times since school started.
 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces frozen broccoli I prefer florets only
  • 1 pound cooked turkey or chicken sliced, shredded, chunks or pieces

Creamy Cheese Sauce

  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounce cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese Mozzarella works fine too
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions
 

  • Grease crock pot or use a crock pot liner. Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces and place in a layer in the crock.
  • In a saucepan blend all remaining ingredients except turkey on low heat. Stir often until melted and smooth.
  • Pour half a cup of creamy cheese sauce over broccoli.
  • Add cooked turkey to crock. Makes roughly a 1/4" layer of meat (cooked turkey or chicken) in a 6 quart crock.
  • Cook on low 2.5 to 4 hours until the dish is warmed through.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 22gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 728mgPotassium: 483mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1263IUVitamin C: 67mgCalcium: 260mgIron: 1mg

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