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turkey & rice casserole (with smoked gouda)

a recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This is a great way to turn that leftover holiday turkey into a delicious "comfort food" casserole. It's creamy and cheesy, with a hint of smoke from the gouda, and the flaky topping adds a bit of crunch. Warning: It's difficult to eat only one serving!

serves 10 to 12
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For turkey & rice casserole (with smoked gouda)

  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp
    seasoned salt (lawry's)
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 can
    cream of onion soup
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can
    whole milk (soup can)
  • 2 pkg
    ready to eat chicken flavored rice or 17 ounces of cooked rice (i use uncle ben's ready rice)
  • 2 1/2 c
    chopped roasted turkey
  • 5 to 6 oz
    smoked gouda cheese, fine chopped or shredded
  • 4 oz
    monterey jack cheese, fine chopped or shredded
  • 2 c
    crushed corn flakes
  • 4 Tbsp
    salted butter, melted

How To Make turkey & rice casserole (with smoked gouda)

  • Ingredients for turkey and rice casserole (except for milk.)
    Gather and prep ingredients.
  • Buttering 9x13 casserole dish.
    Lightly butter a 9"x13" casserole dish.
  • Beating cream cheese with seasoned salt and pepper in bowl.
    In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, seasoned salt and pepper until well blende and no lumps remain.
  • Adding cream of onion soup to mix with cream cheese.
    Add 1/2 can cream of onion soup; mix well, until cream cheese is well incorporated and no lumps remain.
  • Adding soup to mixture.
    Gradually add remainder of onion soup and the cream of chicken soup; mix well.
  • Slowly adding milk to mixture.
    Slowly add milk and mix well.
  • Adding rice to soup mixture in bowl with large spoon.
    Use a large spoon to mix in the rice.
  • Adding cooked turkey to rice and soup mixture.
    Add turkey; mix well.
  • 350 degrees F.
    Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pouring turkey and rice mixture into buttered 13x9 glass baking dish.
    Pour turkey and rice mixture into prepared casserole dish and smooth down.
  • Small chopped smoked gouda and monterey jack cheeses on cutting board with orange knife.
    Evenly sprinkle cheese over the top.
  • Pouring melted butter over crushed cornflakes.
    In a medium bowl, combine crushed cornflakes and melted butter.
  • Buttered crushed cornflakes scattered over casserole.
    Spoon buttered cornflakes evenly over the top of the casserole.
  • 350 degrees F.
    Bake at 350 degrees F, until lightly browned and slightly bubbly all over, about 1 hour, rotating once after 30 minutes.
  • Cooked casserole.
    Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • One serving of Turkey & Rice Casserole on stoneware plate.
    Cover and refrigerate leftovers.