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casserole dish with cheesy turkey and zucchini casserole

Cheesy Zucchini and Turkey Casserole

This healthy ground turkey casserole recipe is easy to throw together and you can even make it ahead of time! The answer to your "What to make with ground turkey?" question.

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 395 kcal
Author Betsy Life


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs of zucchini diced
  • 2 cups prepared groats or brown rice, quinoa, etc.
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 7 oz Kerrygold aged cheddar shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add olive oil and ground turkey. Cook until meat begins to brown.
  3. Add onion and garlic. Cook 2 minutes until onions begin to soften and garlic is fragrant.
  4. Add zucchini and cook 3-4 more minutes until zucchini begins to soften.
  5. Add groats, diced tomatoes, oregano, paprika, basil and 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Stir until fully combined.
  6. Pour mixture into a 9X13 baking dish coated in cooking spray. Top with remaining cheese. Cover tightly and freeze for later (defrost before cooking) or bake, uncovered for 20-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Zucchini and Turkey Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Sodium 448mg19%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.