One Pot Turkey Rice Casserole

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One Pot Turkey Rice Casserole: an extremely flavorful and quick recipe that is perfect for any meal especially on a busy day.

It can be made ahead of time & served fresh or pack as work

Hi Everyone, Hope you’ll had an AWESOME Valentines Weekend and got to spend some precious-memorable moments with your loved one.

We are back to our everyday routine (for many of us in USA, it was a President Day Long weekend holiday too) and because this weekend came so quick, I didn’t get any time to prepare for our next week meals.

After two days of spending an absolute FUN time in the gorgeous California weather, I finally got started on prepping weekday meals and we made a quick trip to Walmart.


This time we got some of their fresh produce along with our regular stock of canned ‘ConAgra products‘ which seriously, are perfect for creating easy yet delicious comfort meals, cold weather meals, and busy family meals.

This time I specifically got the ‘WOLF canned foods (Chili) and Hunt’s (diced tomatoes) for making my ‘One Pot Turkey Rice Casserole‘ which is actually made on the stovetop.

The canned chili is already packed with spices, that adds so much flavor which makes recipe creation stress free.

Trust me, these products, not only adds such great flavors to the recipes but also help save so much time.

All I did was just make the base sauce using chili, diced tomato, onions and then add lean ground turkey meat and rice.

Let everything cook on low heat for 15 minutes and your meal is ready to serve.


Here’s some Quick Kitchen Hack :

Whenever I prepare the sauce for the casserole, I always make some extra and freeze in small batches/ice cubes tray to be used later.


It comes in so handy when I’m short of sauce ingredients to flavor any other similar recipe OR when I don’t have time to cook the sauce from scratch (especially weeknights).


These ice-cubes / small batch, thawed overnight or just microwave them. (Once the sauce is made, I have just blended it in the food processor):



Also, I usually cook a large batch of this recipe and use it as office lunch or just mix it up with some fresh salad greens (which we just bought from Walmart) and use it as a cold salad.

I mean there are so many ways to reuse this dish.





I hope you quickly make this recipe and it helps with your busy family.

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Yield: 3

One Pot Turkey Rice Casserole

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 500 gms. Ground Lean Turkey
  • 2 Cups Rice - I'm using long grain, but feel free to use any rice or grain of choice
  • 1/2 Can WOLF Canned Food (Chili)
  • 1/2 Can Hunt's (Diced Tomatoes)
  • 1 Large Onion - thinly chopped
  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp Shredded Cheese - use any variety
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Pepper - as per taste
  • Chili Flakes - as per taste
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil - any light oil will work
  • 2.5 Cups Water


  1. Heat oil in a large pot and add thinly chopped onions.
  2. Saute to a golden brown consistency, then add ground turkey, salt, pepper, chili flakes, saute and let it cook over low heat for 5 minutes (saute every 2 minutes)
  3. Now add, tomatoes, give it a quick mix and cook covered for 5 more minutes. (Now you can remove few ladles of sauce for freezing for later).
  4. Add rice, chili, saute everything together and cook covered for 2 minutes.
  5. Now, add cheese, water and cook covered for 8 minutes on low heat.
  6. Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat.
  7. Fluff up the rice using a fork and serve hot or store for later use.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 1622 Total Fat 81g Saturated Fat 14g Cholesterol 280mg Sodium 600mg Carbohydrates 108g Sugar 1g Protein 123g

Here’s where you can find the mentioned products in Walmart:walmart

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12 Replies to "One Pot Turkey Rice Casserole"

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    Sam | Ahead of Thyme February 17, 2016 (1:03 am)

    This looks so easy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!!

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    Dana February 16, 2016 (8:37 pm)

    Rice dishes are always a hit. I’ll have to make this without meat, but it seems like it would be just as delicious!

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      Molly Kumar February 17, 2016 (8:33 pm)

      Thanks Dana, they are just so easy n filling 🙂 Definitely give them a try without the meat.

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    Jenn February 16, 2016 (7:03 pm)

    One pot dishes are the best! And I love how rice adds so much heartiness.

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    Mahy February 16, 2016 (6:02 pm)

    Molly this looks AMAZING! Love one pot wonders for busy nights! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      Molly Kumar February 17, 2016 (8:36 pm)

      Thanks so much Mahy – I’m so happy you liked it.

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    Kylee @ Kylee Cooks February 16, 2016 (5:52 pm)

    What a great post for a weeknight dinner!

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    Amber Edwards February 16, 2016 (4:31 pm)

    What a delicious dinner! I love turkey and rice together. And I love using Canned ConAgra foods because it makes seasoning the dish so simple! #client

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      Molly Kumar February 16, 2016 (5:29 pm)

      Thanks Amber – We totally love this combination too as it makes weeknight meal such a breeze.

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