Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

Sure you could use one of those recipes that use cream-of-whatever' soup as a 'shortcut'...But try this one anyway, it's much nicer...Just follow the directions and don't rush the process...The end result is really very good and with a tossed salad you've got a nice meal!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium saucepan whisk together the mayonnaise and flour over LOW heat until smooth (1 min.?).
  3. Gradually stream in milk, whisking constantly, over MED heat until the mixture is thick (but not too thick -- you want a sauce, NOT a custard/pudding).
  4. Add the cheddar cheese and continue stirring until it's melted.
  5. Layer the broccoli and the uncooked MINUTE rice (NOT regular rice) in a 12 X 8 baking dish.
  6. Top with half of the sauce; sprinkle 1/2 of the parmesan over the sauce.
  7. Arrange the turkey slices over it next; then the remaining sauce; then the remaining parmesan.
  8. Bake in the preheated 350°F oven for 30-35 min or until the turkey is cooked (170° with a meat thermometer) through and the casserole is hot and bubbly.
  9. Variation: Use Chicken in place of the turkey for 'chicken divan'.
  10. Variation: You can use a different vegetable, but as the recipe is specifically geared towards using broccoli, the recipe may not come out correctly.


Most Helpful

This was good!!! I was worried because I'd never used mayo like that in a sauce, but it really worked. I did add about a tablespoon of dijon mustard to the cheese sauce and I thought that really pumped it up. The second time I layered no boil lasagne and it was fantastic! It was definitely a family pleaser. Thanks!

DeeCooks June 18, 2007

I followed this recipe exactly & loved it. It has a wonderful sauce that mixes well with the brocolli, turkey and rice. One minor point is that I agreed with the previous review that the rice was not quite as tender as usual but perhaps another 5 mins in the oven would take care of that. I will definately be making this again.

Suzanne Stewart January 30, 2007

This was great, and one of very, very few recipes that my entirely family liked! I made a couple of changes - I left out the broccoli and used thinly sliced chicken breats because I couldn't find uncooked turkey - and we really liked it that way. The sauce was especially good, and I love what the parmesan cheese brings to the flavor. The one small issue I had was that the rice didn't get as tender as I would have liked, but we didn't mind! Thanks for a great recipe!

coconutcream February 10, 2006

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