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Creamed Turkey over Rice

THIS IS one of our favorite ways to have leftover turkey. When I buy a turkey for my family of five, I choose the largest one I can find so we are sure to have plenty of leftovers. This recipe is simple to prepare and absolutely delicious. -Kathi Parker, Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cubed Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Hot cooked long grain and wild rice mix


  • In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat; stir in the turkey, milk, cheese, pimientos, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through. Serve over rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 372 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 896mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • brymj
    Nov 27, 2011

    I inadvertently left the milk out and it was still great! I also used mashed potatoes as an option to the rice.

  • bbellito
    Feb 17, 2011

    I make this a often. I do leave out the pimientos and add a cup of frozen peas then serve it over biscuits. I use cooked, diced chicken breasts when I don't have any leftover turkey. My husband loves this. Make sure you buy good Swiss cheese. It will make a huge difference in the taste.