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Cheesy Turkey Rice Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Turkey Rice Casserole

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"This is a wonderful use of leftover turkey or you could even use chicken. You may also want to add potato chips to the top for some crunch."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Combine cooked rice, turkey, evaporated milk, Monterey Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, mixed vegetables, onion, chopped green chiles, eggs, cilantro, and butter in a large bowl, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Pour into prepared casserole dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is set and top is golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 22, 2014

The mission of using this recipe was to try and use up leftovers. The only substitution we made was to use a cup of regular milk in place of evaporated milk. It turned out surprisingly well. Usually we cook with a lot of spices, but we just added some ground pepper to the top and my husband and I both went back for seconds. My one comment about the instructions was that I did not know whether to bake it with the lid on or off, and tried with the lid on. In 50 minutes, the casserole hadn't set, so I had to bake it another 20 with the lid off. I think in the future I would try this recipe with shredded potatoes rather than rice, just for the texture. Thanks for sharing, BABYPHAT55!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2014

There were no spices. I used a can of corn because my husband does not eat peas. I topped it off with cubed hash browns and sprayed oil on them to insure browning. The reason I topped them was to keep the vegetables from drying out and becoming hard little nuggets in the dish. But I would make it again and my way.

Apr 21, 2014

This was great, however I added fresh broccoli and doubled the cheese. It still turned out great. I also used brown minute rice, which I cooked first then added and everything turned out fine. Will make again when I have left over turkey!

Aug 05, 2015

This was the only dish my guest complained about in a recent dinner I had. There are so many other better recipes out ther to use leftover turkey than this disappointing one.

Dec 29, 2014

It was good but is lacking on the spice I think next time I will try some sage and poultry seasoning this is a great gluten free dinner

Dec 27, 2014

Family loved this. I didn't have evaporated milk, so used ordinary milk, and it worked just fine. I also added some seasonings - sage, salt and pepper - to the mix. It was easy to prepare, and really tasty! I will definitely be making this one regularly!

Dec 15, 2014

We liked it. We will probably make it again. Loved the ease of mixing everything together. Next time I would use a flat pan as I had to bake it 30 minutes longer at a higher temperature (400 degrees). That probably won't be necessary with a flat pan. I could always decrease the amount of evaporated milk. We like things non-soupy.

Nov 30, 2014

This was great! I followed the recipe exactly and the only change I would make next time would be to sauté the onions prior to adding them as my husband does not like them crunchy. My son ate two bowls he loved it so much, five starts from us!


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  • Calories
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 159 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 26.2 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 28.7 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 607 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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