Monday, October 5, 2009

Zippy Turkey Bake

With a name like that, who cares what's in it? It just sounds so fun and delicious, and this dinner from Colleen absolutely lived up to its name.

As is usual for a casserole dish, the photo doesn't do the dinner justice. But this blend of cheese, rice, and summer veggies was perfect, and I know I'll make it again.

  • 1 1/3 pound package lean ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium zucchini or yellow squash, halved vertically and sliced
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups rice, cooked (I used a boil-in-the-bag rice which yielded 3 cups of cooked rice)
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans diced green chilies
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 or two 8 x 8 baking dishes.

Cook turkey over medium heat in large skillet, drain. Add butter, zucchini, mushrooms, and green onions; cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Drain if necessary. Stir in chili powder, salt, and garlic powder. Remove from heat.

If the skillet is big enough, add rice, green chilies, sour cream, and 1 cup shredded cheese to turkey mixture and stir to combine. If not, add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix.Turn mixture into baking dishes. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes, until heated through and slightly bubbly.


  1. So glad you liked this! My photos were SO bad, so yours looks pretty good to me!

  2. I saw this over at Colleen's caught my eye then and now. I need an easy go to casserole like this...the veggies sound really good in it!


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