Leftover Turkey - Vegetable Bake

Nothing like good lean leftover turkey in a bake with your favourite vegetables in a light white sauce and your favourite grated cheese on top. A nice quick warming meal over the Christmas season!




  • Leftover Turkey
  • Vegetables of your choice (I used butternut squash / courgette / mushroom)
  • ½ onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 25g butter
  • 25g self raising flour
  • Nutritional Yeast 2tbsp (optional)
  • 200-300ml milk
  • Hard Cheese for grating



  • Saute your onion and garlic for 10 mins and set aside
  • Steam or boil your vegetables for 10 mins until slightly soft
  • To make your sauce melt the butter in a sauce pan.
  • Turn down the heat
  • Add in a little flour stirring all the time to make a paste
  • Gradually add a small amount of milk at a time, I use a whisk here to beat out lumps
  • Add enough milk to a nice consistency
  • Add seasalt / pepper and nutritional yeast if using (this gives an extra cheesy flavour)


  • Drain the vegetables and add the sauted onion and garlic to the pot .
  • Add in leftover turkey pieces if using.
  • Add in the sauce and mix well.
  • Pour into a dish and top with some grated hard cheese to finish.
  • Bake for 30 mins until nice and golden
  • Serve with some steamed greens or have alone



  • Add potato if you wish to make more filling (leave out for less carbs)
  • Leave turkey out if you want a vegetable / meatless option