Cheddar Turkey Casserole
- Category: Turkey, Main Courses, Holiday
- Servings: 2 casseroles
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- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 4 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
- 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
- 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
- 2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups finely crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 60 crackers)
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large saucepan, bring the broth, water and onion to a boil. Reduce heat. Add rice, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork.
Divide rice between two greased 9-inch square baking pans. Sprinkle each with peas and turkey. In a bowl, combine the soup, milk and salt until smooth; pour over turkey. Toss the cracker crumbs and butter, sprinkle over the top.
Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Bake the second casserole, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until heated through.