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Turkey Rice Casserole Recipe

Turkey Rice Casserole Recipe

The recipe for this creamy and comforting casserole came from my aunt as a way to use leftover turkey. I love it so much, however, that I don't wait for leftovers to make it. The green chilies provide the memorable flavor. -Tamy Baker, Kearney, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • 1. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the onion, celery and butter. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 to 3 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir in milk. Cover and cook on high for 3-5 minutes or until milk is steaming (do not boil). Stir in rice. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Add the turkey, soup, stuffing cubes, chilies and 1/2 cup cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 3-6 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 294 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 586mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

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Cedes2001 User ID: 4062830 85772
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Loved by all and TONS of flavor! It definitely is a great use of leftover turkey as you can't even tell that is what is in it. YUMMY! We used stuffing mix uncooked. PERFECT RECIPE TO USE UP THE LEFTOVERS!"

dklinkow User ID: 1300619 41781
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"This is a bit bland if you like more spice in your food. Other than that it has very good texture. I added some chicken stock to moisten up a bit and baked in oven for 1/2hr. at 350."

Nikathome User ID: 1938251 41771
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"I've been preparing this recipe since it came out in the magazine. It's definitely a family favorite, easy and delicious. Stuffing mix works well in this recipe too."

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