Monday, December 2, 2013

Turkey Cornbread-Salsa Casserole

Prep / Total time  :  1 hour          Serves 8
1                         tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1-1/4                  pound ground turkey
1                        cup Old Paso Thick 'n'Cguncky salsa
2                        tablespoons all-purpose flour
2                       cans (15 ounces each) Green Gaint cream style sweet corn , undrained
1                       tablespoon chili powder
2                       teaspoons ground cumin
1/2                    teaspoon salt
1/8                    teaspoon pepper

1                       pouch (6 ounces) cornbread mix and muffin mix (your choice)
1/3                   cup milk
2                      tablespoons butter or margarine
1                     egg

1 .              Heat oven to 450*F . Spray 13x9-inch (3 quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray . In a 4-quart Dutch oven , heat oil over medium-high heat . Cook turkey in oil 4 to 6 minutes , stirring frequently , until no longer pink . Stir in salsa and flour. Cook 2 to 3 minutes , stirring constantly until slightly thickened .
2 .              Stir in remaining casserole ingredients . Heat to boiling . Spread turkey mixture in baking dish .
3 .             In medium bowl , stir all topping ingredients until just until moistened (batter will be lumpy) . Pour topping over turkey mixture ; gently spread to sides of baking dish .
4 .            Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until topping is golden brown .
Ground beef or pork can be substituted for ground turkey .


  1. this sounds very good, Nee. I'll bet one could use leftover cubed turkey as well! One excellent way to use those Thanksgiving leftovers!:-) Thank you for sharing this idea!

  2. Hi Nellie , You can also use left over ham , it's a great recipe to get rid of your leftovers and still have a delicious meal , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Hi Nee,

    I like your idea of incorporating cornbread into your baked dish. Using cornbread mix sounds good :D


    1. Hi Zoe ,
      with the busy holidays and family , cornbread mix is the best way to go . Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Dear Nee, thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! I love the idea that Nellie had, cubed up your leftover turkey, and I think that would be delicious as well. Your recipes never disappoint me, they are so good, and the photos are very enticing. Blessings, Dottie :).

  5. Hi Dottie , I am very please to share , I also like all your recipes and I also use left over pork roast , I read your post and it seems like I've always known you , I guess because we was raised up in the same type of family , Making Gumbo soon , I think after the holidays , I think you will like that one also , it's an old recipe dated back to 1960 , I have a lot of oldies but they are goodies . Thanks for stoppingby:) Blessing , Nee

  6. Hi Nee, this very yummy. Would like to have a second helping :)

    1. Hi Ivy , there are plenty , grab a plateful , thanks for stopping by :)


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