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Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Let this leftover turkey wild rice casserole come to the rescue! Combine Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers with wild rice to make this leftover turkey casserole recipe. It's easy to combine leftover turkey or a turkey breast to make this instant pot wild rice recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Cloves garlic , minced 
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 Cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 Cup carrots, diced
  • 3 Cup chicken broth 
  • 1 Cup wild rice
  • 1/2 Cup long grain rice, wild rice blend
  • 1/2 Cup lentils , red
  • 1/2 Cup corn
  • 1 Cup stuffing, sage, such as Stove Top stuffing or homemade leftovers
  • 2 Cup turkey, leftover
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. thyme 
  • 1/2 Tsp. Rosemary
  • 1 Tsp. Sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • thyme, Fresh, as garnish 


  • Set instant pot to sauté mode. Once heated, add the butter. Once melted, stir in the garlic, onions, celery, and carrots. Sauté for 2 minutes to soften and turn off the instant pot.  
  • Pour in the chicken broth and deglaze the instant pot. Add the wild rice, lentils, corn, and stuffing. Stir to combine. Place shredded turkey on top and season with salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, sage, and top with bay leaves.
  • Seal and cook on manual high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Once the instant pot has finished cooking, allow natural release for 10 minutes.  
  • Discard the bay leaves and stir in the heavy cream. Remove the casserole from the instant pot and add to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh thyme.  


You can use leftover turkey, shredded or fully cooked turkey breast available in the cold meats section of grocery stores will work if leftovers are not an option.


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2095IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg
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