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Baked turkey and rice casserole.

Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole

Katerina | Diethood
Leftover-Turkey Casserole prepared with a wild rice blend, mushrooms, cream, and melty cheese.
Servings : 6 serves
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces ( or 3/4-cup) long grain and wild rice blend, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces canned mushroom slices, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 to 3 cups cooked turkey, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided (you can also use mozzarella or whatever shredded cheese you have on hand)
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • sweet or smoked paprika, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese for topping, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F degrees.
  • Prepare rice according to package directions.
  • In the meantime, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add diced onions and celery to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in mushroom slices and garlic; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add cubed turkey and mix; remove from heat.
  • Transfer mushroom mixture, prepared rice, and 1/2 cup shredded cheese to a 2-quart baking dish; stir and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together milk, heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and nutmeg; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add milk mixture to the baking dish and mix until everything is completely combined.
  • Add remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 6

Nutrition

Calories: 339 kcal | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Protein: 21 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Cholesterol: 74 mg | Sodium: 561 mg | Potassium: 385 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 539 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 245 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 26 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover turkey, rice casserole, thanksgiving leftovers, turkey casserole, wild rice recipes