Low-Carb Turkey Casserole (Video)
This Low-Carb Turkey Casserole is such a delicious option for leftover turkey, but it’s equally delicious if you make it with chicken. And this casserole is popular all year, so lots of people must be making it with chicken!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I’m going to my sister Pam’s house this year, so I might not even end up with any leftover turkey. But if I did I’d definitely be making this Low-Carb Turkey Casserole on the day after Thanksgiving! Out of all my Low-Carb Recipes for Leftover Turkey this is the leftover turkey recipe I’ve made the most!
I’m really proud of this recipe and with good reason because I tried multiple times with Kara to come up with a tasty casserole that used cauliflower rice instead of rice, and the first three times we ended up with a casserole that tasted okay but was really watery. For this keeper version we skipped the turkey stock and used a thick sauce of sour cream, mayo, Dijon, Parmesan, Mozzarella, and spices, and it held the mixture together with just enough cheesy creaminess to make it good!
I’m adding this recipe using leftover turkey to my huge collection of Thanksgiving Recipes. Of course you don’t have any leftover turkey yet, but you can definitely make this tasty casserole with chicken any time of year. This is a pretty brown dish, so my apologies that the step-by-step photos are all so colorless, but please: Make. This. Recipe. You will not regret it!
You can also check out Low-Carb and Keto Recipes for Leftover Turkey or Chicken for more tasty recipes like this one.
How to Make Low-Carb Turkey Casserole:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)
- Chop up the cauliflower and then pulse in a food processor or grate with a hand grater to make the small pieces of cauliflower. (More photos of how to do that on the recipe for cauliflower rice if you need them.
- If you want to substitute frozen cauliflower rice I’d use about 3 cups, but I do think the fresh cauliflower might hold up better in this.
- Wash and dry mushrooms and cut into thick half-slices.
- Cut up the leftover turkey (or chicken) into bite-sized pieces.
- Mix together the sour cream, mayo, Dijon, dried thyme, Poultry Seasoning, 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese, and the Parmesan to make the thick sauce.
- Cook the mushrooms until they’re a little browned; then make a layer of mushrooms in the casserole dish.
- Then cook the onions until they’re starting to brown and make a layer of onions in the dish.
- Add a little more oil and saute the cauliflower rice until it’s starting to soften and slightly brown, adding the other teaspoon each of dried thyme and Poultry Seasoning to the rice for the last few minutes of cooking time. (Frozen cauliflower rice will cook a little more quickly.)
- Add the rice to the dish with the onions and mushrooms.
- Then add the diced turkey (or chicken), and gently stir so the ingredients are mixed.
- Spread the sauce mixture over the top of the casserole; then use a plastic spoon to gently mix it so the ingredients are fairly well combined with the sauce.
- Top the casserole with the rest of the Grated Mozzarella.
- Bake at 375F/190C until it’s bubbling and nicely browned, about 40 minutes.
- Let the casserole cool about 5 minutes and then cut into 8 pieces and serve. This can also be kept in the fridge and reheated later.
More Low-Carb Leftover Turkey Ideas from Kalyn:
My BEST Low-Carb Recipes for Leftover Turkey (or Chicken)
Chicken(or Turkey) Salad with Indian Spices,
Coconut-Lime Turkey (or Chicken) and Rice Soup (use cauliflower rice)
Green Chile and Chicken (or Turkey) Mock Enchilada Casserole ~ from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
You can also use about 3 cups frozen cauliflower rice for this recipe. I used Crimini (Baby Bella) mushrooms. This kept amazingly well in the fridge for days, and can easily be reheated in the microwave or in a pan on top of the stove. I’m guessing it freezes well, but I ate all my leftovers before I could freeze any. Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 472Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 11gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 597mgCarbohydrates: 8.6gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 33g
You can also use about 3 cups frozen cauliflower rice for this recipe. I used Crimini (Baby Bella) mushrooms.
This kept amazingly well in the fridge for days, and can easily be reheated in the microwave or in a pan on top of the stove. I’m guessing it freezes well, but I ate all my leftovers before I could freeze any.
Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Low-Carb Turkey Casserole has all low-carb and low-glycemic ingredients, and would be suitable for most low-carb eating plans and any phase of the South Beach Diet. I used full-fat sour cream, mayo, and Mozzarella for this; South Beach would recommend using reduced-fat dairy products.
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