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Spanish Rice Turkey Casserole Recipe

Spanish Rice Turkey Casserole Recipe

Everyone in my family loves this casserole, even my eighty-year-old grandparents who aren't big fans of Mexican food. Mild green chilies, tender cubes of turkey, tomatoes and lots of cheese make a mouthwatering filling.—Ann Herren, Pulaski, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 packages (6.8 ounces each) Spanish rice and pasta mix
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute rice and vermicelli in butter until golden brown. Gradually stir in the water, tomatoes and contents of rice seasoning packets. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the turkey, corn, sour cream and 1/2 cup cheese. Stir in rice mixture.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese (dish will be full). Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 348 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 937mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein .

Reviews for Spanish Rice Turkey Casserole

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cathycooking 233409
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"This was tasty and moist. It was a great way to use up leftover turkey. It made a lot. Would probably add more turkey next time or cut the recipe in half and keep 3 cups turkey. We will make it again."

habenaroman 227465
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"Very good."

grniis2 161510
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"The taste was amazing in this dish. I did substitute cooked ground beef in place of turkey. I live with my brother and he is not a big turkey fan. He loved this, even had seconds.

Thanks for the recipe!"

skipperstrucking 80590
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"Great taste and easy to put together. I used boneless chicken breast and thighs instead of turkey because that is what I had on hand. Recipe is a good size to feed crew of hearty eaters."

cathywood99 153540
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"This is great. Just now eating it. I used canned chicken instead of Turkey and I used one can of Petite diced tomatoes and a cup of salsa. I also out some cooked onions in it. Other than that it is a great recipe. Family loved it."

frazierheidi 87173
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"We've made this recipe over and over, using cooked chicken instead of turkey, and everyone loves it."

katehugs 87170
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011 Edited Nov. 29, 2014

"Every time I share this dish I get asked for the recipe. This is one of my sons favorite dishes. I use fresh sweet corn instead of canned. Yummy."

TeachMe125 153535
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"This recipe was yummy! I did change a few things. I kind of cut the recipe in half - there was plenty for four when served with mashed potatoes! I used 1 pkg of rice mix, 1/4 c butter, 2 c water, 1 can Hunt's Fire Roasted diced tomatoes, 1/2 c corn, 1/2 c sour cream and 1 and 1/2 c ched.cheese. I shredded almost 3 c turkey breast from a turkey done in the crockpot. When I mixed the tky, corn, sr. cr., and 1 c cheese, I added some hot sauce, salt and pepper to add some flavor to the tky mix. After mixing everything together, I put it in a smaller crockpot, topped it with the 1/2 c chese and cooked it on high for about an hour or so (it was bubbling). It turned out fantastic. We ate it over mashed potatoes - wonderful. Oh, and I only cooked the rice for 15 mins. so the extra juices could still cook in the tky mixture. Enjoy!"

juicyfruit007 157743
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"This was pretty good but not special enough to make again. Especially because the reason I tried it in the first place was only to use up leftover turkey. But the turkey was just plain weird in this recipe -- it would have been much better with chicken. I did use dark meat turkey so that probably didn't help."

kamiracle 63018
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"So easy to make, and the entire family loves!"

jennyjordan 157157
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"This is the absolute best thing to do with leftover turkey--and so different from the usual after-Thanksgiving fare. We cook turkeys throughout the year because they are so economical and this has become one of our favorite recipies."

Simon-Brown 153509
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"This is really good. My husband who normally would not try anything Mexican even liked it. I took it to work for lunch and everyone who tried it loved it. I will definitely make it again. I used chicken in mine."

owlzip 157742
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2009

" Yes, Rice a Roni is a name brand!

Nella354 68086
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"Can someone please tell me if the Spanish rice & vermicelli mix is purchased as one item? I seem to be having a hard time finding it. Thank you!"

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