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Cheeseburger casserole

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
30 min
55 min
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.


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


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


Baked low fat tortilla chips

8 item(s), crushed


  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. Yields 1 piece per serving.


Serve with ketchup, if desired (could affect SmartPoints value). Vary the flavor of this family favorite by substituting raw turkey sausage or ground sirloin for the turkey (could affect SmartPoints value).