Easy Turkey and Rice Casserole

Turkey and rice casserole

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1172 Calories
39g Fat
55g Carbs
142g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1172
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 452mg 151%
Sodium 1066mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 142g
Calcium 103mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple turkey and rice casserole is an excellent way to use leftover turkey. If you happen to have remaining gravy, add some to the sauce mixture to give it even more flavor.

The condensed soup makes the recipe an easy and convenient one-dish meal. Use cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup. You could also top this easy casserole with some shredded cheddar cheese just before it's done baking.

Serve it with some steamed green beans and cornbread to round out the meal.


  • 2 cups turkey (cooked, diced)
  • 2 cups rice (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup green pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (finely)
  • Optional: 1 (3 to 4-ounce can) sliced mushrooms (drained)
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounces can) condensed cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Ingredients for turkey rice casserole
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  2. Combine everything—turkey, cooked rice, chopped green pepper and onion, sliced mushrooms (if using), condensed soup, garlic powder, salt, and pepper—in a large bowl.

    Combine everything in large bowl
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  3. Spoon the mixture into a greased 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.

    Spoon mixture into casserole dish
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  4. Cover and bake 30 to 40 minutes, until bubbly.

    Cover and bake
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  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge and reheated the next day.

Recipe Variations

  • For additional color and flavor, add 1 small jar of drained and diced pimiento or a few tablespoons of finely chopped red bell pepper.
  • For a buttered breadcrumb topping, combine 1 cup of soft fine breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle over the casserole before baking.
  • Make the casserole with diced cooked chicken instead of turkey.
  • Add a few tablespoons of bacon.
  • Top the casserole with toasted slivered almonds just before it's done to add some crunch.