Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole with Ground Turkey and Potatoes

I’m always interested in creating new recipes using ground turkey, especially casseroles, that are easy to make and incorporate vegetables. This recipe is simple, easy to put together and taste great. Your kids will not even notice the cauliflower and a its great way to incorporate vegetables into their diet.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

To simplify the recipe I used Simply Potatoes brand Diced Potatoes with Onions.  For the ground turkey I usually buy the 4 pack of ground turkey, by Butterball, from Costco. Packs average around a 1.5 pounds each.

To cut baking time in half, I recommend microwaving the potatoes for three minutes.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole   dadwhats4dinner.com
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

To make ahead, brown the ground turkey, boil the cauliflower and assemble the rest of the ingredients. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to cook. As you preheat the oven, remove the casserole from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Cook until top is slightly brown and edges are bubbling.

Check out my other ground turkey recipes at dadwhats4dinner.com

Grilled Bacon Jack Turkey Burgers

Mexican Ground Turkey served on Authentic Sopes

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Ingredients:

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 1/2 lbs ground turkey

1 small onion diced

1 tbsp. seasoning salt

1 tsp. ground black pepper

1 head cauliflower, trimmed and cleaned

1 20 oz package Simply Potato Diced Potatoes with Onion. If you want to use fresh potatoes use 2 large russet peeled and diced.

2 14.5 oz. cans of 98% fat-free Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup

1 1/2 cups milk. I use 1% to lower the fat

1 tsp garlic seasoning

1/3 cup dry bread crumbs. I use panko style.

1/3 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole   dadwhats4dinner.com
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375º.

Heat 1 tbsp. oil in large pan on medium high heat. When heated, add diced onion and ground turkey. Stir in salt and pepper.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole   dadwhats4dinner.com
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

Stir and cook until turkey is browned and onions are softened. Drain off excess grease.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole   dadwhats4dinner.com
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

Remove turkey and onions from pan and drain on paper towels.

As turkey browns bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower head to boiling water and boil for 5-7 minutes. Remove to colander and allow to cool before separating into bite size florets.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole   dadwhats4dinner.com
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

In microwave safe bowl cook potatoes on high for 3 minutes.

Heat medium sauce pan on medium heat. Use the same pan turkey was browned in. Add milk, soup and garlic seasoning and stir to combine. Heat until soup and milk thicken.

Spray a 11 x 15 baking dish with cooking spray.

Add potatoes to dish.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole   dadwhats4dinner.com
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

Top with cauliflower and turkey. Stir to combine.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole   dadwhats4dinner.com
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

Pour sauce over meat vegetable mixture.

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Top with bread crumbs and cheese.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

Cover with foil and cook for 30 minutes.

Remove foil and continue cooking for 10 minutes until top is brwned and bubbling. Salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy:

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole   dadwhats4dinner.com
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

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