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Southwestern Turkey Casserole Recipe
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Southwestern Turkey Casserole Recipe

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Substantial and comforting, this tasty dish from Mary Jo Ficklin of Mesa, Arizona is a great way to use up leftover turkey. The green chilies and tortillas give this casserole its Southwestern flair.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2/3 cup condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chilies
  • 3 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup cubed cooked turkey
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-fat reduced-sodium soup, reduced-fat sour cream and reduced-fat cheese) equals 400 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour half of the turkey mixture into a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Top with remaining turkey mixture and cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Turkey Casserole in Cooking for 2 Winter 2008, p55

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"I made the recipe exactly as-is. It was convenient because it used up a bunch of leftovers I had on hand. I found it to be very bland however, and wouldn't make it again without changing it up."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"I made this with left over cornish hens and my kids gobbled it up! Didn't realize it was 2 servings so will double from now on. I didn't have green chilies but plenty of salsa on hand so I put it in and it was awesome. I will try with chicken or even tuna."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"This is the best recipe even with leftovers. I would highly recommed with tostito's as a side dip. Delicious !!"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2009

"We just love this recipe. Hubby actually requests it. I admit I have changed it up a little. I use leftover chicken instead of turkey, I have used leftover homesalsa instead of the green chilies and onion (the best so far), I have also used a can of drained Rotel tomatoes instead of the green chilies and onion. Tonight it is leftover chicken and a jar of drained salsa. Can't wait.

J Ferguson from Texas"

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