Mom's Creamed Turkey Over Savory Thyme Biscuits

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"It has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. I have updated Mom's recipe, but it is basically the same. The one ingredient that makes this dish is the sherry. Not Cream Sherry, Not Cooking Sherry. Just plain Sherry. Available at most grocery and liquor stores. It is a rich dish using just a few simple ingredients and served over easy Bisquick drop biscuits. This is best with leftover turkey, but equally as good with chicken. Delicious and easy!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (348.4 g)
  • Calories 706.4
  • Total Fat - 57.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 31.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 117.8 mg
  • Sodium - 418.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14 g
  • Sugars - 9 g
  • Protein - 35.7 g
  • Calcium - 341.2 mg
  • Iron - 4.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Biscuits ... Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, add the baking (Bisquick) mix, milk, thyme, cheese, and pepper and mix well. On a cookie or baking sheet lined with parchment or sprayed with a non-stick spray, drop spoonfuls of the mix on to the pan. I like a couple of tablespoons per biscuit. The batter is thick. Bake 15-18 minutes on the middle shelf until golden brown. I like large biscuits, but you can make them any size you want. As the biscuits bake, make the sauce.

Step 2

Sauce ... In medium size saute pan, melt the butter on medium heat, add the turkey and cook until heated through, about 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Then, add the flour - mix, and cook another minute to get rid of that "raw" flour taste. Slowly, add the milk whisking often to combine and bring up to medium high heat - you want the sauce to come to a light boil to thicken. Once you get the desired consistency, add in the sherry, thyme, a pinch of both salt and pepper and stir well. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer to thicken and develop all the flavors. Note: I like a fairly thick sauce, if you prefer your sauce a bit thicker, add a bit more milk. The consistency is really up to you. Keep the sauce on a simmer until the biscuits are ready. Make sure to check for any additional seasoning before you serve.

Step 3

Serving -- Slice the biscuits in half on your plate and serve the creamed turkey on top. Garnish with fresh parsley. Add a nice green vegetable like broccoli rabe which could be roasted right along with the biscuits or a fresh salad. Comfort food doesn't get much better.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


2 Reviews

Texas Terrie

Used turkey leftovers and made this. What a great choice it was! Pure comfort, and the biscuits were delish!


review by:
(30 Nov 2019)


I made this with leftover chicken instead of turkey and it was an excellent choice. Comforting and warmed our bellies during this cold snap!


review by:
(7 Jan 2014)