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Crunchy Almond Turkey Casserole Recipe
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Crunchy Almond Turkey Casserole Recipe

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A special cousin shared the recipe for this comforting casserole. The almonds and water chestnuts give it a fun crunch. My husband, Lee, and I live on a farm and have two married children and two granddaughters.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 5 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • Topping:
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 38 crackers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 678 calories, 41 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 1,211 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 34 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in the turkey, rice, celery, water chestnuts and almonds.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over turkey mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Almond Turkey Casserole in Country Woman November/December 2000, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 678 calories, 41 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 1,211 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"We thought this was pretty tasteless. If you have leftover gravy and stuffing I suggest you use that in this dish. I liked all the crunch, though."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"I added some garlic, too. This casserole has a nice crunch to it and tastes great!"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"Instead of just celery, you can add carrots, or a bag of frozen mixed veggies (thawed). Loved the crunch from the water chestnuts & almonds."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"Great way to use leftover turkey, really transformed it into something special that the whole family enjoyed. I enjoyed that this had such great crunch - the nuts, water chestnuts, and celery provide a nice textural contrast to the turkey and rice. I followed the recipe as written except for using multi-grain crackers in the topping. Will definitely make again. My only suggestion would be that this is easily 10-12 servings, not 8."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"Very tasty. My kids even went back for seconds. Leftovers tasted just as good the next day for lunch too. The only thing I would probably change next time is to leave out the water chestnuts since the almonds gave it plenty of delicious crunch. Definitely will make again."

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