Low-Fat Mexican Turkey Casserole


This is a Mexican turkey casserole that can be made in a snap with common ingredients.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 1 (16 ounce) package whole wheat rotini pasta

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) can yellow corn, drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 celery stalk, diced

  • 1 carrot, diced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (8 ounce) package pepper Jack cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes; drain.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and break it up with a wooden spoon. Add chili powder, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano, and black pepper; mix thoroughly. Cook and stir until turkey is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add corn, diced tomatoes and chiles, green bell pepper, onion, celery, and carrot; mix thoroughly.

  4. Place lid on skillet. Cook until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Add tomato sauce; let simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Transfer turkey mixture to a 9x13-inch casserole dish and add the cooked pasta. Mix everything together. Top with pepper Jack cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
15g Fat
49g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 631mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 181mg 14%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 557mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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