Spicy Turkey Vegetable Casserole

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2015 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 1st place!

Noah, from Sarnia, loves this recipe. All-in-one casseroles always make dinner easy. Serve this one up with some rice to sop up any juices or some warm corn bread.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 6


  1. Instead of ground meat, try 1 package (350 g) of ground textured vegetable protein or 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) of black beans, drained and rinsed. 
  2. This is a great way to use up leftover vegetables, try it out with cauliflower, peppers or zucchini. 
  3. Put leftovers away within 2 hours or sooner if they are in a warm location. Reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C ). Discard uneaten leftovers after they have been reheated.    


Yellow bell pepper 1/2 a pepper
Canola oil 

2 tsp (10 mL)

Ground turkey, chicken or beef 

1 pkg (450 g) 

Dried oregano leaves 

2 tsp (10 mL) 

Salt and freshly ground pepper 

1/4 tsp (1 mL) each

Hot salsa 

1 1/2 cups (375 mL)

Cooked broccoli florets 

3 cups (750 mL)

Light old cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, shredded 

1 cup (250 mL)   


  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.      
  2. Gently rinse pepper under cool running water, then chop and set aside.  
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and cook turkey with oregano, salt and pepper. Use separate equipment for handling raw food and cooked food.  
  4. Spread cooked turkey into 8-inch (1.5 L) baking dish. Spread with half of the salsa and top with broccoli and pepper. Spread with remaining salsa and sprinkle with cheese. 
  5. Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven for about 30 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF (74 ºC) on a digital food thermometer.  

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 276 kcal

Protein: 28 g

Fat: 15 g

Carbohydrate: 8 g

Fibre: 2 g

Sodium: 687 mg (salsa, cheese)


Last Update – June 26, 2024

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