30 Minute Meal Healthy Taco Casserole

Rachel Ray made the 2000s' weeknight dinners so much more exciting. Here is our take on making a fiesta happen in under 30 minutes. Margaritas are optional but encouraged.



  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 small Yellow Onion Chopped
  • 2 Poblano Peppers Chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 2 cups Beans (Can use black, pinto, or a combo of both)
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 tbsp of Taco Seasoning Mix (Recipe below for homemade)
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn Kernels thawed
  • 1 cup Freshly Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Cilantro for Garnish
  • Add ons for Taco toppings can include (Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Sliced Jalapenos, Limes, Sliced Avocado, Shredded Lettuce, and Crema)
  • Corn or Flour tortillas
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

  • 1/4 cup Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Zest of 1 Lime

Pro Tip

Ground turkey can become dry. Try using ground turkey with 10% fat content to make it as juicy as possible.


  1. Preheat broiler on high
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in your Casserole Pan. Add your turkey to the pan breaking it down for roughly 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the pan and add your Onions and Peppers. Cook for 5 minutes and then return your turkey to the pan.
  4. Add the Garlic and Taco Seasoning to the pan and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the beans to the pan. Pour in the chicken stock, combine together and let simmer till reduced down roughly 5 minutes. Fold in your corn kernels. Season with Salt and pepper to taste
  5. Sprinkle the Grated Cheddar Cheese all around the top and broil for 2 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and your taco toppings


Daniel John

With 18 years of restaurant experience, Daniel has worked in all areas of the hospitality industry. He has owned Whatever Lola Wants Private Chef Services with his wife and business partner, Jessica since 2013. They specialize in custom events, across the Chicago area and beyond!

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