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Turkey Casserole 

Turkey casserole is so easy to make and full of so much flavor as it combines cooked turkey, rice, peas, sour cream, heavy cream, cheese, and spices that are then topped with a delicious buttery crumb topping. This is one way to eat your turkey leftovers that everyone always loves! 

Turkey Casserole 

Casseroles get a bad rap in my opinion! They are some of the most delicious hearty dishes that you will find. Some of our favorites in our home are our Mexican Ground Beef Casserole, Chicken and Stuffing Casserole, and of course this Turkey Casserole. 

Turkey Casserole 

This turkey casserole in fact is always a family favorite! It is creamy, filling, full of immense flavor and is quickly gobbled up in no time. Once you make this dish, you will know why it is loved by my house, and it will soon be loved by yours! 

Turkey Casserole 

Ingredients:

3 Cups Fully Cooked Turkey, shredded or diced

3 Cups Cooked Rice

3 Cups Frozen Peas 

1 Cup Sour Cream

½ Cup Heavy Cream

1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

½ Teaspoon Salt

½ Teaspoon Black Pepper

2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided

1 Cup Crushed Ritz Crackers

3 Tablespoon Butter, melted 

How to Make Turkey Casserole  

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. 
  • In a large mixing bowl combine sour cream, heavy cream, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir well. 
  • Next add turkey, rice, frozen peas, and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Mix well. 
  • Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly. 
  • Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. 
  • Mix Ritz crackers and melted butter together then sprinkle over the dish. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the mixture is heated through and the crackers are golden brown on top. 
  • Serve warm, enjoy! 
turkey casserole

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you find yourself without turkey, you can replace this with cooked chicken. You can even use ground turkey if you prefer. 
  • This recipe calls for peas, you can easily add in diced carrots or other vegetables that your family loves. 
  • If you prefer noodles over rice, you can swap this out. Penne pasta works really well in this dish. 
  • The key is a nice brown top, if the top is browning too much, you can cover it with foil. Or if you feel like your dish is done, and not browned enough, you can broil it for a couple of minutes. If you choose to do this, be sure to watch it quickly to prevent burning. 
turkey casserole

Storage

If you have leftover turkey casserole you can store it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

turkey casserole

Freezer

This dish freezes nicely. Follow the recipe as directed, but leave off the buttery crumb topping. Wrap tightly with plastic and then with foil and place in the fridge. This will last for up to 3 months. 

When you are ready to enjoy it, place it in the fridge overnight to thaw. You want to make sure it is completely thawed before baking. Prior to baking, add the topping and bake. You may have to add about 5-10 minutes to the baking time because the dish will be cold. 

turkey casserole

Can you make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can easily make this earlier in the day, cover it, place it in the fridge, and pull it out when you are ready to bake it. 

Turkey Casserole 

Turkey Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Turkey casserole is so easy to make and full of so much flavor as it combines cooked turkey, rice, peas, sour cream, heavy cream, cheese, and spices that is then topped with a delicious buttery crumb topping. This is one way to eat your turkey leftovers that everyone always loves!

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Fully Cooked Turkey, shredded or diced
  • 3 Cups Cooked Rice
  • 3 Cups Frozen Peas
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1 Cup Crushed Ritz Crackers
  • 3 Tablespoon Butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine sour cream, heavy cream, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir well. 
  3. Next add turkey, rice, frozen peas, and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Mix well. 
  4. Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly. 
  5. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. 
  6. Mix Ritz crackers and melted butter together then sprinkle over the dish. 
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the mixture is heated through and the crackers are golden brown on top. 
  8. Serve warm, enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 477Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 502mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 26g

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