Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole – everything you love about arancini made into an easy casserole for weeknight dinners. Freezer friendly and kid-friendly!

This casserole takes one of my favorite appetizers (arancini) and turns it into a weeknight meal. Freezes well, great for potlucks and family friendly!

I can’t take full credit for this, this is pure genius from my friend Julia of Julia’s Healthy Italian. I originally shared this in 2011, but I thought it was time to reshoot the photos. I tweaked her recipe to lighten it up a bit, but she takes full credit for the creativity. Servings are large and very satisfying, you could serve a simple green salad on the side if you want more greens.

The filling is ground turkey with a little sausage that adds lots of flavor, plus peas and sauce. If you don’t like peas, swap it with another vegetable. I’m thinking of trying a broccoli and sausage version next. I’ve made this with brown rice, it works fine too.

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole – everything you love about arancini made into an easy casserole for weeknight dinners. Freezer friendly and kid-friendly!

Julia usually makes double and freezes the second casserole to use later. I halved her original, but it makes sense to make two for the same amount of work it takes to make one. I serve mine with a little extra sauce on the side and have also made this with brown rice and it works great.

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole – everything you love about arancini made into an easy casserole for weeknight dinners. Freezer friendly and kid-friendly!
Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole – everything you love about arancini made into an easy casserole for weeknight dinners. Freezer friendly and kid-friendly!

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