Anna Vandenhazel Recipe

Easy Rice-A-Roni Casserole

By Anna Vandenhazel annavandenhazel

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Anna's Story

I made this up when we had a family party and I needed another side dish. You can use any flavor of Rice-a-Roni, I prefer Four Cheese or Broccoli Au Gratin.

I've only used chicken or turkey, but feel free to experiment with other types of meat, or add vegetables if you wish. This is a very versatile recipe! :)


2 box
rice-a-roni, any flavor
5 Tbsp
butter or margarine
4 1/2 c
2 can(s)
(10-3/4 oz) campbell's cream soup (cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, or any combination)
2 c
fully-cooked chicken or turkey
grated or sliced cheese for topping (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare Rice-A-Roni with butter and water as directed on package (about 25 minutes cooking time).
Meanwhile, place chicken or turkey in food processor and grind until crumbly.
When Rice-a-Roni has reached desired consistency, mix with canned soup and chicken/turkey, then pour into 8- or 9-inch square pan. Top with cheese if desired.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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Dec 2, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: Rice is Nice Group
FREDA GABLE cookin4me
Jul 10, 2011
Thanks for the Update, Anna.
Apr 12, 2011 - Anna Vandenhazel shared this recipe with discussion group: TRIED & TRUE RECIPES
Anna Vandenhazel annavandenhazel
Jan 11, 2011
Update: we used leftover ham last night for this, and it was just as good as poultry!

And I forgot to take a picture - if my husband doesn't inhale the leftover before I get home, maybe I can put some on a plate and photograph it. :)
Anna Vandenhazel annavandenhazel
Dec 30, 2010
Good point Freda! If one doesn't know the chicken is supposed to be ground, it means they missed the previous step. I will change it now.

By the way, one could use sliced or chopped meat if they want to, but I find it easier to mix ground meat.