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Mexican Turkey Tortilla Casserole

Mexican Turkey Tortilla Casserole is delicious layers of seasoned ground turkey, whole wheat tortillas, and cheese.  It's a quick, hearty meal that the whole family will love!
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 15 ounces Hunt's fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed slightly
  • 15 ounces black beans rinsed and drained
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lime juiced, plus more lime for serving
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro divided
  • 6 soft taco sized whole wheat torillas halved
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese
  • Sliced avocado for serving (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Add the ground turkey and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook 5 minutes or until almost cooked through.
  • Add the garlic and spices, and cook 30 seconds more.
  • Add the corn and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes and beans, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes longer, then remove from heat and add salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste, and stir in the lime juice and half of the chopped cilantro.
  • Grease a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/3 of the turkey mixture over the bottom of the baking dish. Layer with half of the tortillas, then top with another 1/3 of the turkey mixture. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of cheese, then top with the remaining tortillas. Top with the remaining 1/3 of turkey mixture, followed by the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with with the remaining chopped fresh cilantro, and serve with additional lime wedges and avocado, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The filling may be made in advance and assembled just before baking to make meal prep even easier!
  • Make it gluten-free by subbing the flour tortillas for corn.
  • Nutritional information does not include the avocado as it's optional.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 630mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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