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Dec 09

Crockpot Cheesy Turkey Casserole

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl + Jess from Hello To Fit to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme = Copycat Recipe!

I’m cheating today and don’t actually have a copycat recipe for you, so here’s a picture of my cat instead. :O

(I didn’t have time to make what I’d planned on making. Part of this has to do with the fact that I’m going home(!!!) in a little over a week and am diligently trying to eat every perishable substance in the fridge right now, so buying more groceries isn’t the greatest idea!)

It's been super cold lately so the muffin has decided it's a good idea to cuddle with me. :]

It’s been super cold lately so the muffin has decided it’s a good idea to cuddle with me. :]

Thus, I am instead continuing my usual mission of trying to use up everything I have in the apartment…and the plus side to this is that you can make this sucker in bulk in your crockpot and have delicious meals ready to go for the rest of the week!

crockpot cheesy turkey casserole

I packed the leftovers into 6 mason jars and topped em’ off with spinach for a healthy and easy portable meal that I could bring with me to the hospital!If you recall #CookoutWeek on my blog, you might recall one of the sponsors, Swine Dining! I backed their kickstarter since I’d heard so many awesome things about their spice rubs/seasonings, so I’ve been experimenting with em’ and here’s my first creation!

I like to think I’ve become less of a picky eater as the years have gone by (I was never all that picky, but back in the day, if I’d heard the words, “cheesy” in relation to a food/recipe, there’d be no way I’d partake in whatever it was.) This Crockpot Cheesy Turkey Casserole is super delicious to warm up with on a cold night! :]

Crockpot Cheesy Turkey Casserole

crockpot cheesy turkey casserole

Crockpot Cheesy Turkey Casserole

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You'll Need...

  • drizzle of EVOO
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey, browned + drained
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 4 small potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 10-oz. can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 15.25-oz. canned corn, drained
  • 1 10-oz. can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained
  • 1-2 tsp Swine Dining Jamaican Jerk Original seasoning (or your choice of spices)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded cheese

Directions

  1. Heat up some extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and brown the ground turkey, stirring occasionally.
  2. Put all ingredients aside from the cheese into your crockpot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  3. Uncover your crockpot and sprinkle in shredded cheese, then cook for another 30 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with additional cheese and serve!

crockpot cheesy turkey casserole

End-of-Week-ish Recap!

  • Have you ever gone paddleboarding? It’s been on my bucket list for a while, and I got the chance to try SUP when I was in Hawai’i earlier this year! 😀
  • Need a new chapstick option and want to support a small business? Check out my review of My Lip Stuff for a great stocking stuffer idea! With over 600 flavor options, I’m pretty sure you’ll find something that’s up your alley! ;P

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  1. Angela @ happy fit mama

    You had me at crockpot! Although I had a major crockpot fail on Wednesday. I prepped a chicken dish in it prior to leaving for work, set it on low, and dreamed about the yummy dinner waiting for us later that night. We came home and I knew right away dinner was ruined. It totally burnt! Usually you can’t go wrong with a crockpot. Lol…I did!
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    1. Farrah

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that! I’ve unfortunately had a couple crockpot mishaps before too (mostly when I tried to “bake” something in it–sigh). You’re not alone, I promise! 😛

  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Cheating or not, you can’t go wrong with the slow cooker 😉 I miss mine!!! It’s been months now 🙁
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    1. Farrah

      Aw man! I’m glad you get to be reunited with it soon!? I don’t have a crockpot at home-home, so I only get to use mine when I’m out here! 😛

  3. Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    I love anything I can throw in my crockpot. And I always play the clean out the fridge game before we travel too. Usually it’s always something with eggs.
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    1. Farrah

      Same here!! I just finished off alllmost the last of my eggs! (Just one left, haha.) I like to think I’m doing semi-well on this whole clean-out-the-fridge crusade!

  4. Annmarie

    Yaaas to crockpot meals!!! They’re amazing in the winter!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! There’s nothing quite like em’! 😀

  5. Emily

    Crockpot meals are one of my favorite, especially tortilla soup, which this looks to be very similar to!
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    1. Farrah

      Ooo, I’ve never tried making tortilla soup, but that’s definitely going to have to go on my to-do list!

  6. Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet

    This is my kinda recipe! Throw in all the good stuff and let it go 😉

    1. Farrah

      haha, yes indeed! I love “lazy” recipes! :]

  7. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    That’s so exciting that you’re going to be going home- yay!! This recipe looks like the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter’s night 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      I’m so excited!! 😀

      haha, I wish I still had the ingredients to make another vat of this! I need provisions for this week! ;_;

  8. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands

    Exciting that you get to go home. Chili is so comforting this time of year!

    1. Farrah

      I’m super excited to see my friends/family again! :]

      Definitely agreed! 😛 I’m going to have to make more of it when I’m back!

  9. Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    MY FACE HIT THE SCREEN! (Your posts usually have that effect on me.) I LOVE this, lady! Thank you!:)

    1. Farrah

      hahaha, thank you, and I’m so sorry! 😛 I hope you get to make it sometime! <3!

  10. Jess @hellotofit

    I’m starting to use the crockpot more, and DAYUM is it convenient!! This looks so comforting.

    1. Farrah

      Forreals! I’m so glad I decided to get one a couple years back! Can’t wait to see the recipes you come up with! :D!?

  11. Mary

    I’m a huge fan of crockpot meals. Growing up my Mother would fill and set the crockpot when we arrived home from school, the house was full of savoy flavors dancing in the air tempting my sister and me to devour dinner right then and there I bet you are excited to go home, Farrah!

    1. Farrah

      Crockpot meals are the best! 😛 We never had a crockpot when I was growing up so it definitely was an awesome discovery over the past couple years! 😛 That sounds amazing though–did you have a favorite dish?
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  12. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Kind of like a chili too! Love to use my crock pot in the winter makes the whole house smell great
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    1. Farrah

      Indeed! 😛 I’m definitely with you there–I love crockpot meals in the wintertime! :]
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  13. ShootingStarsMag

    Aw, your cat is too cute. This looks quite yummy! Definitely good for the winter time. Yay for going home soon!

    -Lauren
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Lauren! <3 I'm super excited to go home soon! :]!!

  14. Kristy from Southern In Law

    This is the perfect winter recipe! I always crave soups and casseroles when the weather is cold!
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    1. Farrah

      Me too! I’m definitely going to be breaking the crockpot out more when winter comes!

  15. Laura Dembowski

    Your cat is beyond adorable and this looks like such a comforting recipe.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! I need to make this again–would be perfect for this cold weather! 😛
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  16. Joanne | No Plate Like Home

    This looks yummy. I make something similar to this but without the potatoes and I use chicken. I like using my slow cooker because the meat is so tender. I’ll be posting my slow cooker pulled pork tenderloin soon.
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    1. Farrah

      Gotta love slow cooker recipes!! :D! I also love how it makes the meat super tender with pretty much zero effort involved! 😛
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