Turkey Lurkey Casserole

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Course Main Dish
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

for the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup hot chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon ghee *can swap in coconut oil*
  • 1 large brown onion diced
  • 4-5 medium button mushrooms diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and roughly cut
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes *heaping*
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the crumb topping:

  • 1/4 cup almond meal (or ground almonds)
  • 1/2 lemon (zest of)
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes or parmesan cheese
  • pinch garlic powder
  • pinch salt

For the casserole:

  • 2 cups cooked/diced turkey or chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 small broccoli cut into small florets
  • 3.5 oz green beans tails cut off and cut in thirds
  • 5 medium mushrooms diced roughly
  • 1 small zucchini diced

Instructions
 

  • Place cashew nuts in a cup with hot chicken stock. Leave to soak for 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F.
  • Dice, then quickly warm leftover turkey in a skillet. Season with pepper, salt and onion powder and stir through. Set aside.
  • While the meat is cooking (or once it's heated through), make the sauce!
  • Heat the ghee in a small saucepan over medium heat and add the onion. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Add diced mushrooms and salt and sauteeing an additional 3-4 minutes until both are soft and golden. Once cooked, put the onion and mushroom mixture into a food processor or a high-speed blender. Add the cashews and stock, garlic, nutritional yeast and lemon juice. Blend on high speed until well pureed and smooth. Set aside.
  • Mix the crumbs ingredients in a small ramekin and set aside.
  • Finally, prep the casserole veggies.
  • Put this thing together!
  • Add raw veggies, mushrooms and warmed turkey to a large casserole dish. Pour the sauce over the top and stir through well, coating everything. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over the top.
  • Place the casserole dish in the oven, on middle shelf, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

This is a great recipe for using up holiday dinner leftovers!
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