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Cheeseburger Casserole

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

2 large, boiled or steamed whole, drained and cooled


1 clove(s), minced


1 small, chopped

Green bell pepper

1 small, chopped


1 cup(s), sliced, sliced

Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

1 pound(s)

Ground cumin


Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

Light cheddar cheese

2 oz, cubed

Low fat 2% evaporated milk

¼ cup(s)

Crushed red pepper flakes


Baked low fat tortilla chips

8 chip(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.
  5. Serving size: 1 piece


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