Easy recipe for leftover Thanksgiving turkey

Hello readers of Amish fiction. I would like to wish you and your families the happiest of Thanksgivings, and send along my tried-and-true leftover turkey casserole recipe. (Gourmet cooks may skip along to the end since this is for the corner-cutting and shortcut-loving cooks like me. ) But to everyone…from my family to yours, may you be blessed this Thanksgiving Day. Mary Ellis


1-2 cups brown, white or instant rice (precooked.)

leftover turkey white meat, cut-up into small pieces

1/2 cup chopped celery (precooked so it’s no longer crunchy)

opt. cooked chopped onions (1/2 cup) or onion flakes (1/4 cup or less to taste)

large can mushrooms, pieces and stems (drained)

2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup (condensed version) (you could use Cream of Celery or Cream of Chicken or Cream of Turkey if you prefer…)

Opt. some folks throw in a box of frozen peas.

Mix it all together in a baking dish and bake at 350 for about half an hour, until everything is bubbly hot.

You could sprinkle the top with bread crumbs, or melt some cheese on top just before serving.

This was my go-to recipe for leftovers that I never make the same way twice. It all depends on what I’m trying to get rid of in my refrigerator. Now the “recipe” belongs to you. Tweak it any way you like. Enjoy.

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6 Responses to “Easy recipe for leftover Thanksgiving turkey”

  1. Sounds really good thank you. Happy Thanksgiving


  2. Thanks for the great recipe I am going to try it.
    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving my family sure did


  3. I did have a great Thanksgiving. Only thing is…since we went to a friend’s home for dinner…no leftovers! Alas! So I’m cooking up a turkey this Sunday to make up for it.
    thanks for dropping by.


  4. Just got around to checking the website. We did a little different take on the leftover turkey. My daughter by marriage & I made our version of “fried rice.!” Started out with cooked brown rice, frozen peas & carrots(microwaved a little), turkey smokies sausage, cut up turkey, sauteed onions & mushrooms and a fried rice seasoning packet and some Worcestershire sauce. I often add whatever needs to be used up from the fridge…but we love it and can eat from it for as long as it lasts…which isn’t usually too long.


  5. I enjoy reading all the Amish books and would like to know where I can sign up for any of the free books I hear about being given away.


    Elizabeth Reply:

    FYI, we try to let people know about our giveaways on Facebook, on our website, and in our newsletter and Twitter. So, if you tune into one of those regularly, you should hear about the freebies!!!


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