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Cheeseburger Casserole

4
4
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
55 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Easy, cheesy, meaty and good! Nothing says comfort food like a hot bubbling casserole that takes on the quintessential flavors of a cheeseburger and French fry combo. It’s packed with savory veggies and topped with crunchy tortilla chips to make it even more delicious. If you want to get a jump-start on preparing it, boil the potatoes and brown the turkey mixture up to 2 days in advance. One the day you plan to serve it, make the cheese sauce, assemble the casserole and bake as directed. Add a colorful garden salad to sneak more vegetables on to your plate.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Uncooked Yukon gold potato(es)

2 large, boiled or steamed whole, drained and cooled

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, chopped

Green pepper(s)

1 small, chopped

Fresh mushroom(s)

1 cup(s), sliced

Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

1 pound(s)

Ground cumin

tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

Low fat cheddar or colby cheese

2 oz, cubed

Low-fat evaporated milk

¼ cup(s)

Crushed red pepper flakes

tsp

Baked low fat tortilla chips

8 item(s), crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Peel and thinly slice potatoes; layer in prepared baking dish. Bake potatoes until slightly crisp, about 10 minutes; remove baking dish from oven and set aside.
  3. While potatoes are baking, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat; add garlic, onion, green pepper and mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender, about 7 to 10 minutes; remove to a plate, cover to keep warm and set aside. Add turkey to skillet; cook until browned, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add cooked vegetables, cumin, salt and pepper to turkey and stir to combine; spread mixture over potatoes in baking dish.
  4. In a small microwave safe bowl, combine cheese product, evaporated milk and crushed red pepper flakes; cover and microwave on high power until cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon melted cheese over turkey and sprinkle with tortilla chips. Bake for 35 minutes; remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing into 6 pieces.
  5. Serving size: 1 piece

Notes

Serve with ketchup, if desired. Vary the flavor of this family favorite by substituting raw turkey sausage or ground sirloin for the turkey.