Turkey Butternut Squash and Orzo Casserole

Turkey Butternut Orzo Casserole
Okay, I know that not everyone has turkey leftover today, but for those who do….

how about a quick, easy turkey casserole? It is still squash season and fresh spinach is also abundant this time of year. Add a little sweetness from apple cider (or apple juice if you prefer) and you have a delicious casserole!

Turkey Butternut Squash Orzo Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen spinach
  • 3 cups cooked turkey

Cook squash in cider and and broth until squash is fork tender. Drain squash, reserving liquid.
squash in cider
In a large skillet, cook orzo in reserved liquid until pasta is almost done.
Add spinach to wilt.
Add squash, turkey and heat thoroughly.

Turkey Butternut Squash and Orzo Casserole

Author: Cindy Kerschner
Ingredients
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen spinach
  • 3 cups cooked turkey
Instructions
  1. Cook squash in cider and and broth until squash is fork tender. Drain squash, reserving liquid.
  2. In a large skillet, cook orzo in reserved liquid until pasta is almost done.
  3. Add spinach to wilt.
  4. Add squash, turkey and heat thoroughly.
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7 Responses to Turkey Butternut Squash and Orzo Casserole

  1. Liz says:

    Love this innovative way to use up leftovers! We have a LOT of turkey!
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  2. Michelle says:

    This sounds delicious. I love butternut squash and it would be perfect with the other ingredients! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
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  3. G’day! What an unusual combination, true!
    It would be interesting to come through the screen and try some now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  4. Adri says:

    This sounds wonderful!

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