I had some things I needed to use in the fridge, so I decided to be brave and create my own casserole. It turned out pretty good and my kids loved it! This is a dish where you could substitute with different veggies and it would work great.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Cook green beans at a boil until just softened, about 3 minutes; drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Crumble ground turkey into the skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Season turkey generously with salt and pepper; cook and stir until the turkey is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Stir garlic, basil, and thyme through the turkey mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, another 3 minutes.

  • Remove turkey mixture from skillet with a slotted spoon and transfer to a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pan drippings for later use and discard remainder.

  • Heat the reserved pan drippings in the skillet over medium heat. Stir green beans, peas, mushrooms, and zucchini into the hot pan drippings; season with salt and black pepper. Cook and stir vegetable mixture until hot, about 5 minutes; add to casserole dish and stir to combine. Pour crushed tomatoes over the turkey and vegetable mixture. Top with a layer of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is melted and vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Rest dish 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 23.6g 47% DV; carbohydrates 9.6g 3% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 73mg 24% DV; sodium 191mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2015
It was tasty though I thought it could have been better with better with extra spices. Still the the natural flavors of the fresh veggies were great. I had no turkey thyme or green beans so I substituted with chicken dried oregano and an additional cup of frozen peas. I think the biggest change was the oregano. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2018
I'm not sure if I will make it again. There was too much garlic for my taste and not enough seasoning. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2015
It was tasty though I thought it could have been better with better with extra spices. Still the the natural flavors of the fresh veggies were great. I had no turkey thyme or green beans so I substituted with chicken dried oregano and an additional cup of frozen peas. I think the biggest change was the oregano. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2017
Used fresh tomatoes homemade pesto canned peas and lg onion as changes but everything else the same. My DH added more salt to his portion. Oh I did add cheese only to last 5 minutes. A usual for me. Find it doesn't disappear but sets on top better. Will make again. Thanks halfnotes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2018
I'm not sure if I will make it again. There was too much garlic for my taste and not enough seasoning. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2016
I used a basil paste very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2015
I really enjoyed this dish. I was skeptical with the combination of veggies and lack of seasoning but I made just as instructed with the exception of crushed-tomatoes. I didn't have any on hand so I gently smashed cherry tomatoes I had and it worked perfectly! When I pulled it out of the oven my husband was impressed by it's appearance and made the comment "Fancy!" Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2015
I used extra lean ground beef instead of turkey but it still turned out delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2016
I made it for a friend and both she and her husband raved about it on different occasions. I never tasted it though:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2015
Absolutely Loved it. Made it with everything except Mushrooms Thyme and Basil. (I don't eat those three things). Family wants it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2019
I used cheddar cheese and forgot to add the garlic! I also did not add turkey as we are trying to only have 1 meat dish per week in 2019. The flavors were amazing. It was a nice light meal. With all the fresh veggies it produced a lot of juices. I might line the baking dish with bread next time. Read More