Turkey & Wild Rice Casserole (Leftover Turkey)

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Recipe: #15969

November 17, 2014

"A wonderful recipe to use up your leftover holiday turkey! Wild rice, fresh mushrooms make a delicious casserole topped with Swiss cheese and almonds."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (745.7 g)
  • Calories 981.4
  • Total Fat - 59 g
  • Saturated Fat - 29.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 166.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1963.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.4 g
  • Sugars - 4.6 g
  • Protein - 61.3 g
  • Calcium - 1421.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Rinse the wild rice under cold water. Add to a saucepan with the 3 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover pan with a tight lid. Reduce heat to medium and let cook for about 35 - 40 minutes. If needed add a little additional water if the pan gets dry before the rice is done.. Add to a bowl large enough to hold all of the ingredients.

Step 2

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saute pan, add the onions and celery. Saute until the vegetables are softened. Add in fresh garlic. Saute 2 minutes; add to the bowl with the rice.

Step 3

Add the mushrooms to the pan with a little butter and quickly saute them until they start to brown, Add to the bowl.

Step 4

Add the soup, milk, turkey, salt and pepper to the bowl. Stir until all is combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Spread into a 7x11 inch casserole dish.

Step 6

Top with cheese and almonds.

Step 7

Cover with foil and bake in preheated 375 degrees oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes.

Step 8

Top with fresh parsley if desired before serving.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


While rummaging through my freezer looking for a protein for dinner, I came across turkey wings and legs I had frozen from the Turkey we had the last time we had turkey which was after Christmas. So, I popped over to this site to see if there were any recipes for leftover turkey. This recipe caught my eye because I had all of the ingredients, although, I omitted the almonds since DH doesn't like them. This recipe is really easy to put together. At the end of the cooking time I ended up broiling it for two minutes to give it some color. It was very flavorful and a perfect way to use up leftover turkey.


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(11 Feb 2015)

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