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Make-Ahead Cheesy Turkey Chili Bake

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Why simmer and stir your chili when you can pour it all in a casserole and bake it? This quick and delicious dinner is a weeknight winner tasty enough for entertaining, too!

Ingredients

1 1/4
lb ground turkey
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
2
cans (19 oz each) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ green chiles, undrained
1
can (11 oz) white shoepeg corn
1
jar (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2
cups shredded Mexican four-cheese blend (8 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat turkey and salt to taste over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Add remaining ingredients except cheese; stir to combine. Spread in baking dish. Top with cheese. Spray piece of foil large enough to cover baking dish with cooking spray. Cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in center of casserole reads 165°F. If desired, serve over rice with favorite chili toppings: cilantro, green onions, sour cream, yogurt, salsa, guacamole.
  • 4 To freeze: Spray 2 (8-inch) disposable foil cake pans with cooking spray. After covering pans with sprayed foil, place pans in gallon-size resealable freezer plastic bags, or wrap in double layer of plastic wrap. Label and freeze. To bake: Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove from plastic, and place foil-covered pans on cookie sheet. Bake 40 to 50 minutes. If baking from frozen, bake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat turkey and salt to taste over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Add remaining ingredients except cheese; stir to combine. Spread in baking dish. Top with cheese. Spray piece of foil large enough to cover baking dish with cooking spray. Cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in center of casserole reads 165°F. If desired, serve over rice with favorite chili toppings: cilantro, green onions, sour cream, yogurt, salsa, guacamole.
  • 4 To freeze: Spray 2 (8-inch) disposable foil cake pans with cooking spray. After covering pans with sprayed foil, place pans in gallon-size resealable freezer plastic bags, or wrap in double layer of plastic wrap. Label and freeze. To bake: Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove from plastic, and place foil-covered pans on cookie sheet. Bake 40 to 50 minutes. If baking from frozen, bake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.

Expert Tips

Spicy tomatillo salsa makes a nice substitute for the Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if you can take the heat.

Shave off even more prep time by using 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken in place of the ground turkey.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1300mg
54%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
7g
30%
Sugars
3g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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