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.
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!
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?
Here are some other Casseroles that you will enjoy: