Wild Rice Turkey Dinner Recipe
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Wild Rice Turkey Dinner Recipe

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"We live in the northwoods of Wisconsin, and the wild rice, squash and cranberries I use for this dish are locally grown," writes Tabitha Dodge from her home in Conover. She combine these ingredients with turkey tenderloins for a complete and satisfying supper.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 turkey breast tenderloins (8 ounces each)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 346 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 1032 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 22 g protein.


  1. In a 4 qt. slow cooker, layer the rice, squash, onion and turkey. Add broth; sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove turkey; cut into slices. Stir cranberries into rice mixture. Using a slotted spoon, serve squash mixture with turkey. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Wild Rice Turkey Dinner in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p48

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"It was pretty bland. I ate it all, but I don't think it was worth it to make it again."

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"This recipe was HORRIBLE! Turkey was dry, and the rice and squash mix and an awful boring taste. My family couldnt eat half of it, thats how awful it was"

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