Autumn Harvest Casserole

10
Oct

Autumn Harvest Casserole ~ The bounty of Harvest all in one dish for your family ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

I am sure that I don’t have to tell you again just how much I love this time of year.  I have only been talking about it for 2 months.  I have pumpkins galore in recipes and my house looks like a pumpkin patch exploded in it!

With the weather turning cooler I turn to comfort food and hearty stews and casseroles.   I love to make a meal that I know my family will love and that will nourish them and keep them warm when they head out.  By 7 am all three of us have gone our separate ways and we are lucky to come close to sitting down to a family meal anymore.  I am making this a priority that we eat all together at the same table at the same time with a hot and healthy meal.

That is where this Autumn Harvest Casserole enters the room. All the amazing flavors of the season rolled up into one perfect meal.  I love one pot meals!

Well technically this is a 2 pot meal.  You need to make your rice first.  But this is also a great way to use leftover rice from another meal if you have it.  I used Wild Rice but feel free to use white or brown whatever your family prefers.  I just love the nutty flavor that Wild Rice has.  It really adds a richness to this meal.

Autumn Harvest Casserole ~ The bounty of Harvest all in one dish for your family ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

Sweet potatoes not only add a sweetness to this hearty dish they really add the color and texture that take this from good to great!  I use the same herbs and seasonings that you would use for your Thanksgiving meal.  Sage, marjoram, poultry seasoning and fresh parsley.   It’s like taking a bite of Thanksgiving in October!  You should also have a cosmo or a cape cod on the side to get your cranberries in!

Autumn Harvest Casserole ~ The bounty of Harvest all in one dish for your family ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

Your family will love this meal and you will love how easy and no fuss this is.  Made with ground turkey, onions, sweet potatoes and all the wonderful seasonings of Autumnal meals.  Healthy and tasty! What more can we ask of a great casserole?

Autumn Harvest Casserole

Autumn Harvest Casserole

This is a Plaid and Paisley Original Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice {you can use white or brown}
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp sage, marjoram
  • 2 1/2 tsp poultry seasonings
  • salt and pepper to taste {min of 1 tsp each}
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • cook the rice according to the package directions
  • in a large pan or pot that you can put in the oven heat 2 tbs olive oil over medium high heat
  • saute the onions and sweet potatoes for 5-7 min until they start to become tender
  • transfer to a bowl and reserve
  • brown your turkey in the same pot add a little olive oil if needed
  • return the onions and sweet potatoes
  • add all the seasonings and rice
  • toss to distribute all ingredients
  • cover and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 min
  • garnish with chopped parsley sprinkled on top
  • Enjoy
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Here are some other Casseroles that you will enjoy:

Wicked Chicken ~ The Pinterest Sensation!

Pasta Primavera Casserole

Easy Rotel Casserole

 

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