Easy Turkey and Rice Casserole

Turkey Rice Casserole
Turkey Rice Casserole. Diana Rattray
Ratings (35)
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1172 Calories
39g Fat
55g Carbs
142g Protein
(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.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked turkey (diced)
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 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 and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

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

  2. Combine everything in a large bowl.

  3. Spoon the mixture into a greased 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.

  4. Cover and bake 30 to 40 minutes, until bubbly.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

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 bread crumb topping, combine 1 cup of soft fine bread crumbs 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.