Southwestern Turkey Bake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


12 servings

Updated: May. 16, 2023
I make this turkey bake as a way to get my husband and nieces to eat their vegetables. It's also perfect if you're wondering what to do with leftover turkey. This creamy entree will fill you up fast. —Crystal Kolady, Henrietta, New York
Southwestern Turkey Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 package (9-3/4 ounces) nacho-flavored tortilla chips, crushed
  • 4 green onions, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, saute onions and jalapenos in butter until tender. Stir in turkey, soup, sour cream and spinach. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, spread half the turkey mixture, cheese and tortilla chips. Repeat layers.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with green onions.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • A Monterey, California, businessman named David Jacks made Monterey Jack cheese popular in the late 1800s by shipping it to San Francisco and other areas of the U.S.
  • Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.
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    Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 464 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 773mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.