Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mary Connealy's Turkey Almond Casserole!

This recipe is so good you won't want to wait until you have a leftover turkey.

6 Cups Cooked Turkey
2 Cups raw Rice
2 Cans Mushroom Soup

1 Cup Mayo
½ Cups sliced Water Chestnuts
1/2 cup slivered Almonds

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 ½ Cup raw Celery
1 small Onion

Mix ingredients together, top with crushed cornflakes and sprinkle with cheddar cheese
Bake in 9 x 13 pan for 1 hour.

Ruthy note:  I use crushed corn flakes for a lot of things. They add a zing and crunch to toppings and coatings. I love the crunch it gives to chicken and to potato patties.



  1. Okay -- this one can definitely NOT be switched into a vegetarian recipe! Unless I wanted to try tofurkey which is truly dreadful on its own and hideously expensive so I think not.

    I've never used cornflakes with anything but milk so that's an intriguing thought. And potato patties? sure'n that warms my Irish does one make potato patties?

  2. I love turkey! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  3. Kav, happy Saturday! Hey, do you guys turn your clocks back tonight too? Or do you do it later? Or not at all?

    Potato patties... Oh. Kav. Be still my heart! Take leftover mashed potatoes (so make extra so you have some)...

    Add an egg and mix thoroughly. Add salt, pepper, garlic or ranch salad dressing or leave plain. Form into a couple of hamburger size patties. Heat frying pan over medium-medium/high heat with a thin coating of olive oil in pan.

    Now you're going to pan fry the patties in the olive oil until browned and crispy on one side (think hash browns "brown") and then flip it to finish frying on the other side...

    Delicious like that, they don't need butter or gravy or anything, although butter and gravy are never BAD things, right?

    So to coat them, you take the patties (unfried) and dip in beaten egg and either bread crumbs or the crushed corn flakes...

    For the corn flake coating I crush corn flakes (about 4 cups crushed, then keep it on hand in the freezer for coating whenever you want)... Add 1 tsp. garlic, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1 teaspoon cajun spice and a tsp. of pepper and salt. Now do I measure those teaspoons????


    But it's about that. Maybe a little more. More isn't a bad thing so Paula Deen says... :)

    That coating is great on chicken, on vegetables, on top of casseroles (think a broccoli casserole with seasoned corn flakes crushed on top... Oh, so good!

    This is truly an Irish girl's recipe!

  4. I saw a new product at the store today that would work well with this. Carving Board Turkey in the deli area.

    I wouldn't even have to have leftovers.

    Great idea for Speedbo.

  5. Oh, Teenster, that's true! That's the only drawback I saw to this.... I have to cook the turkey first!

    Which isn't bad seeing as I have 5 turkeys in the freezer...

    But I'm not cookin' a turkey during Speedbo. Awesome idea.

  6. YUM! There are so many things I like in this casserole it can't help but be delicious. Can't wait to make it.

  7. I'm late popping in the cafe - is there any hot cocoa left? And some cookies. Do you have those shortbread ones like they sell at Panera's?

    We went hiking on the backside of Mt. Rushmore this afternoon. Beautiful. Check out my pictures on Facebook. Friend me if we aren't friends yet!

    Mary? This recipe sounds like comfort food to the max! And for Speedbo, I think cut up chicken would work just as well as turkey, right? Just cook off a couple boneless breasts in the crock pot and then cut them up for the casserole.

    And Ruthy, I'm trying those potato patties. I have potatoes that need to be used!

    I'm spending the evening babying my winter-out-of-shape body. An hour of hiking just about did me in...

  8. Jan, I'm late, too! Your hike sounds amazing. Though I think a hot bath and some ibuprophen might be in order. :)

    Mary, this sounds so yummy! I might actually not mind leftovers with this. :)

  9. I'm next day late but I don't mind because I was on time yesterday! Yes, clocks have been turned back (yawn). I celebrated by staying in bed and finishing Prize of My Hearat by Lisa Norato but now I'm rushing to get ready for church. Thanks for the potato patty recipe, Ruthy. I'm trying it out this week for sure!!!!!