Author: Canadian Living

Always looking to do something with that leftover turkey? I've been making and sharing this for years. Enjoy!

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : robwh2003 whitfield


  • 1 cup chopped leftover turkey
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups cooked rice long grain
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese


Heat oil over med heat and cook onion and garlic until tender but not browned. Add the oregano, basil, red pepper flakes(or use chopped red pepper if you don't have)celery, tomatoes, tomato sauce and water. Bring to boil and simmer for 25 minutes. Mix rice, cottage cheese and egg and spoon half the mixture over the bottom of a prepared(buttered or no stick spray)long lasagna style baking pan. Sprinkle one cup chopped leftover turkey over rice cottage cheese layer. Pour over half the tomato sauce and sprinkle with half of the mozzarella. Repeat with the remainder of the rice,turkey,sauce, and mozzarella. Sprinkle with parmesan and bake in a 350F oven for 35 minutes.(Can be frozen)
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Leftover Turkey Rice Casserole