Mexican Casserole with Leftover Turkey


I made this Mexican turkey casserole for my family the day after Thanksgiving. They gobbled it up. Lol. It's a great change of pace from reheating leftovers, for those who love Mexican food.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 3 cups shredded cooked turkey

  • 2 cups salsa, divided

  • 1 (15 ounce) can sweet corn, drained

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 2 cups cooked rice

  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

  • 3 cups crushed tortilla chips


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, cumin, salt, and pepper. Saute until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add black beans, shredded turkey, 1 cup salsa, corn, water, and taco seasoning. Mix well. Cover and simmer until flavors meld, about 5 minutes.

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

  3. Mix remaining 1 cup salsa with cooked rice and spread evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 10x15-inch baking pan. Pour turkey mixture over rice. Layer 1 cup Cheddar cheese over turkey mixture. Top with tortilla chips. Cover loosely with aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and top with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
15g Fat
42g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 1307mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 248mg 19%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 608mg 13%

* 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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