Quick Turkey Casserole Recipe

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Ann Hanel of San Jacinto, California whips up this fast-to-fix main dish in the microwave. "Everyone loves this creamy casserole, and it's a great way to use up leftover rice and turkey," she says. "I like to serve it with hot vegetable, rolls and fruit for dessert."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed reduced-fat reduced-sodium cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup fine cornflake crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 375 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a nonstick skillet, cook onions and sugar in butter and oil over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, place cream cheese in a shallow microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until softened. Add soup; stir until blended. Add the rice, turkey, parsley, salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Toss onions with cornflake crumbs; arrange over turkey mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until topping is heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Quick Turkey Casserole in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p62

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 375 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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