Easy Turkey Rice Casserole With Crispy, Buttery Topping

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Turkey rice casserole is a super easy recipe to make. A creamy rice casserole made with leftover turkey and a buttery cracker topping.

Turkey rice casserole

Looking for a delicious and comforting dish that is easy to make? Look no further than this mouthwatering turkey rice casserole recipe. This hearty and flavorful dish is perfect for those cozy family dinners or for meal prepping during a busy week.

Made with tender and juicy turkey, rice, and wholesome vegetables, this casserole is a sure hit with both kids and adults alike. The combination of perfectly cooked rice, buttery topping and creamy sauce adds a comforting element that will have you coming back for seconds.

With these step-by-step instructions, even beginner cooks can whip up this tasty casserole with ease. It’s a great way to use up leftover turkey from your holiday feasts, but don’t worry if you don’t have any on hand – you can easily substitute with cooked chicken.

So why wait? Indulge in a bowl of deliciousness with an easy turkey rice casserole recipe. It’s a true comfort food that will warm your heart and please your taste buds.

How To Make Turkey Rice Casserole

Ingredients needed

  • Leftover turkey
  • Rice
  • Cream of chicken
  • Rice
  • Ritz crackers
  • Butter
  • Shredded cheese
  • Frozen peas & carrots
  • Sour cream
Turkey rice casserole

Steps to making the turkey rice casserole

  1. First, you’ll need to make the rice and thaw the frozen peas and carrots. Plus, mix together the butter and the ritz crackers.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  3. Now, chop the leftover turkey well so that it is even through the entire casserole.
  4. Next, combine the cream of chicken and sour cream.
  5. Then, in the baking dish combine the cream sauce, chopped chicken, veggies and the rice together. Next, smooth it out in the baking dish.
  6. Top the baking dish with cheese. Now, cover the casserole with the butter ritz crackers.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden. Allow the casserole to cool then serve.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need to cook the rice before making the casserole?

Yes, you need to cook the rice first.

Does it matter what type of rice I use?

Since you are cooking the rice before adding to the casserole it isn’t important. Long grain white rice or basmati rice are great.

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Turkey rice casserole

Turkey Rice Casserole

Turkey rice casserole is a super easy recipe to make. A creamy casserole made with leftover turkey and a buttery cracker topping.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 9 serving

Equipment

  • 9×9 baking dish

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces leftover turkey, chopped
  • 1 cup white rice, dry
  • 2 cans cream of chicken
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 sleeve ritz crackers
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1.5 cup frozen peas & carrots, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • First, you'll need to make the rice according to the directions on the package and thaw the frozen peas and carrots. Plus, mix together the butter and the ritz crackers.
  • Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  • Now, chop the leftover turkey well so that it is even through the entire casserole.
  • Next, combine the cream of chicken and sour cream.
  • Then, in the baking dish combine the cream sauce, chopped chicken, veggies and the rice together. Next, smooth it out in the baking dish.
  • Top the baking dish with cheese. Now, cover the casserole with the butter ritz crackers.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden. Allow the casserole to cool then serve.
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