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
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 cup: 346 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 1032mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 10g fiber), 22g 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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karicaven User ID: 1285448 148482
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."

mommytojayden User ID: 5904527 65729
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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