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Cheesy Turkey and Rice Delight

A Comforting and Flavorful Casserole Perfect for Any Occasion

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Cheesy Turkey and Rice Delight

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time: 45 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time:1 hour 5 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:460 kcal Best Season:Fall

Description

This Cheesy Turkey and Rice Delight brings together tender turkey, creamy cheese, and perfectly cooked rice in a delightful casserole. It’s an easy and delicious way to use leftover turkey and a sure hit for family dinners.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Set your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend together the cooked rice, turkey, evaporated milk, Monterey Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, mixed vegetables, onion, chopped green chiles, eggs, cilantro, and butter until well incorporated. Transfer the mixture to the prepared casserole dish.
  3. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the casserole is firm and the top is golden brown.

Notes

  • – This casserole can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake.
    – Feel free to substitute the turkey with chicken or even ham.
    – For a spicier version, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or some chopped jalapeños.
Keywords:Cheesy casserole, turkey recipe, rice dish, comfort food

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, you can use brown rice for a healthier option. Just make sure it is fully cooked before adding to the casserole.

Can I freeze this casserole?

Yes, this casserole freezes well. Allow it to cool completely, then cover tightly with aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

What can I serve with this casserole?

This casserole pairs well with a fresh green salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different cheeses like Monterey Jack, Swiss, or even a spicy Pepper Jack for a different flavor profile.

How can I make this dish gluten-free?

Ensure that the condensed cream of chicken soup and other ingredients are labeled gluten-free. You can also make your own gluten-free cream of chicken soup if needed.

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