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Festive Taco Casserole

by Original Author: Casey Jarding, Franklin County | Adapted for Blog: Torrie Smith, Van Buren County

Having trouble deciding what to feed your family for dinner? Look no further and try this tasty recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. 


  • ½ pound lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup chapped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • (uses garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, and black pepper)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas, cut in strips
  • 1 15.5 oz can unsalted black beans, drained
  • 1 10 oz can unsalted whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup low-fat cheese, shredded
  • 1choppend tomato
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat over to 350°F. Over medium-high heat, brown ground turkey in a medium skillet. Add chopped onion and green pepper drain fat. In a large mixing bowl, add homemade taco season and on teaspoon cumin to the ground turkey mixture. Use a pizza cutter to cut tortillas into strips. Spray your baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with half of the tortilla strips. Top with ½ of the ground turkey mixture. Continue layering with ½ of the black beans, ½ the corn, and ½ the cheese. Repeat layers starting with another layer of tortilla strips. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from heat and top with shredded lettuce and chipped tomato.