What Have You Turkey and Rice Casserole

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Before Thanksgiving becomes a distant memory and visions of sugar-plums are dancing in our heads, I want to through my own turkey and rice casserole recipe into your recipe box!  I often turn to this recipe when I need to make a casserole to feed a bunch or take a dish to a friend. The results are equally good using chicken or turkey.  And using up some leftover meat is even better!
The what have you part of this recipe is my favorite part.  This is an ideal recipe to mix and match items from your pantry and refrigerator.  For example, you can use cheddar cheese — or spice it up with pepper jack.  Broccoli colors it delicious but can be left out if you don’t have any.  Some other wonderful ingredients that can be added:  green chilies, mushrooms, or chopped jalapenos (if you are prone to spicing it up!) Here is one of my favorite seasonings to use with poultry.

I’ll bet you have a refrigerator full of tasty leftovers just waiting to be combined in a What Have You casserole!  If this idea doesn’t quite grab you here are a couple recipes I bookmarked from The Brown Eyed Baker.   Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole or Turkey, Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup.

Looking back for something sweet:  Best Ever Banana Pudding.
We also had my favorite dinner rolls when I served the Turkey and Rice Casserole:

Many Blessings and Happy Cooking!

What Have You Turkey and Rice Casserole
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Serves: 8-12
  • 2 cup Rice
  • 4 cup Water
  • 3 cube Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon Parlsey, Dried
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary Garlic Seasoning
  • ¼ cup Chopped Onion
  • ½ cup Celery, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Butter or Margarine
  • ½ cup Ripe Olives, chopped
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 2 to 4 cup Cooked chicken or turkey, diced
  • 1 cup Crushed Corn Flakes
  1. Bring water to a boil, add bouillon cubes, Add rice and cook according to package directions. When all water is absorbed, pour rice into a large mixing bowl. Add diced turkey (or chicken).
  2. Saute onions and celery until soft and translucent.
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients into the rice and turkey/chicken mixture.
    Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish. Add casserole mixture. Top with corn flake crumbs.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake casserole until brown and bubbly, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serve immediately.
The "what you have" part of this recipe means you can use what you have on hand.  Optional tasty ingredients include chopped green chilies, diced jalapenos, broccoli, or pepper jack cheese just to name a few.

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1 thought on “What Have You Turkey and Rice Casserole”

  1. I’ll try again. Made the recipe – loved it. Made so much we invited friends to share – so had blessing of both good food and friends.


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