This Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Gruyere is comfort food at its best. It’s creamy and flavorful, and topped with an irresistible crown of buttery, crunchy croutons.

Chicken Wild Rice Casserole topped with bread cubes in a blue skillet

When the temperatures plummet here in Minnesota, mealtime cravings turn immediately to comfort food. Our kitchens undergo an irrepressible desire to turn out pots of steaming soups, bubbling casseroles, and slow-braised meats. It’s the remedy our chilled bodies are aching for. And it’s what they deserve!

Wild rice is at the heart of this Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Gruyere, and at the heart of many a Minnesotan. It’s our official state grain, after all. If you’re not familiar with its deliciousness, I strongly encourage you to give this casserole a try. Also be sure to check out my creamy chicken and wild rice soup – it’s been a long time favorite recipe with our family and friends.

I created this recipe for Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Gruyere for The Pioneer Woman’s website, where I am a regular contributor to Ree’s Food & Friends section. Click here to get the recipe on The Pioneer Woman’s site!

Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Gruyere