Thanksgiving Casserole

One Dish Thanksgiving Dinner

I don't have to tell you that Thanksgiving is this Thursday!  Since most people enjoy the traditional turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce dinner, I thought it was a great time to introduce you to a casserole that is pretty much Thanksgiving in one dish.  This dish can serve as a substitute if you are in charge of dinner for just one or two, if you just can't wait until Thursday for all those Thanksgiving flavors, or if you have no leftovers and still have those cravings.

Ingredients for Thanksgiving Casserole


1 lb. Ground Turkey
1/2 tspn. Poultry Seasoning (with Sage as one of the ingredients)
6 Servings of Brown Rice (I use instant)
1/2 - 1 Onion, Chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic, Chopped
Shaved Parmesan
Salt and Pepper

Step One
Cook brown rice according to directions on the box, and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown turkey, onions, garlic, & poultry seasoning

Step Two 
Saute ground turkey, onions, garlic, poultry seasoning, salt & pepper, stirring occasionally, until turkey is browned and onions are translucent.

Step Three 

Add a little white wine vinegar to the pan to remove all the browned bits from the bottom, then add the turkey mixture into the rice.  Sprinkle in a couple handfuls of cranraisins into the rice.  I like to make sure that there are plenty of cranberries in each serving.

Step Four 

Put all ingredients into a greased casserole dish, top with shaved parmesan, and bake for 30 minutes.

Thanksgiving Casserole

Enjoy a delicious one dish Thanksgiving dinner!

Happy Thanksgiving!!



Unknown said...

Love this casserole! Can't wait to try it!
Barbara at Chase the Star

Unknown said...

Making it tonight...really excited! Love that you used craisans!

Niki said...

Awesome!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!! Let me know how it turns out...and if you have any questions as you go. :) I have to admit...I'm feeling a little nervous now. haha.