Ive been somewhat…obsessed with casseroles lately. I don’t normally like them – I prefer to keep things separate, but lately, with all the leftover turkey and such, casseroles have found their way into the oven more than once this week alone.
The first one was similar to turkey with cheese sauce over mashed potatoes. Which was better than it sounds. Last night I did a take on that, only used rice instead of potatoes – and decided to add some different vegetables in too. I think its probably one of my new favorites, and Im wishing we had more turkey! Im sure you could add chicken instead tho, so it will probably show up again in the near future.
I hate recipes that dont have pictures – but I honestly didnt think this was going to be worth posting, so didnt take any pictures. Maybe next time. 🙂
Broccoli Rice Casserole
- 2 cups chopped and steamed broccoli
- ½ onion
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 ½ cups chopped turkey (or chicken)
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 ½ cups cheese
- 2 cups cooked rice
- Cayenne pepper (optional)
Sauté onion and celery in 2 tablespoons butter.
Melt the rest of the butter in the same pan, add flour and gradually stir in milk until smooth. Add salt, pepper and cayenne. Increase heat and cook until thick – stir constantly.
Add cheese, stir until melted. Add steamed broccoli, rice, and turkey.
Pour into large casserole dish.
Bake until bubbly – 15 minutes.
*For crunchy top you can melt a little butter and stir in crushed corn flakes, topping the dish before baking.