Cheesy Ground Turkey Casserole Recipe

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Recipes.net Team March 15, 2020

If you have a lot of leftover turkeys from Thanksgiving, don’t throw it out yet. We’ll show you how you can make different dishes with all those leftovers. In this recipe, we’ll show you how you can turn your leftover turkey into a cheesy ground turkey casserole.

Making casseroles may sound intimidating at first but we guarantee that this cheesy ground turkey casserole will be a breeze. So, what are you waiting for? Get those food processors and leftovers ready and start cooking.

This dish is best served hot. It’s cheesy and meaty but definitely light.

 

How To Make Cheesy Ground Turkey Casserole

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 3 cups basmati or white rice
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tsp. garlic (minced)
  • 4 oz. chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • cilantro (Chopped )
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil (for cooking)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high.
  2. Season the turkey with salt and pepper and toss it in the skillet.
  3. Cook the meat until it starts to crumble and add in the onion and garlic.
  4. Add in the broth, rice, and chiles.
  5. Let this cook for about 15 minutes until the rice is tender.
  6. Add in the breadcrumbs and cheese, reserving some for topping.
  7. Top with cheese and broil on high for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and browning.
  8. Top with the chiles.

How To Make Cheesy Ground Turkey Casserole

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 3 cups basmati or white rice
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 4 oz. chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil, for cooking
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high.
  2. Season the turkey with salt and pepper and toss it in the skillet.
  3. Cook the meat until it starts to crumble and add in the onion and garlic.
  4. Add in the broth, rice, and chiles.
  5. Let this cook for about 15 minutes until the rice is tender.
  6. Add in the breadcrumbs and cheese, reserving some for topping.
  7. Top with cheese and broil on high for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and browning.
  8. Top with the chiles.
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Commonly Asked Questions

What Can I Do to Remove The Burnt Crumbs From My Casserole?

Removing crumbs from your casserole is easy. All you need to do is bust out some vinegar or lemon juice. Mix the vinegar with water and pour it into the casserole. Slowly boil the mixture inside the dish. After 30 minutes or so, you can now wipe away the crumbs.

 

Conclusion

This dish may seem intimidating at first but just follow these simple steps and we guarantee that you'll have the best casserole ever. The cheesy ground turkey casserole is relatively inexpensive as well.

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