Cheeseburger In Paradise

“I like mine with lettuce and tomato , Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes.”
Burger 037
This recipe isn’t quite Jimmy Buffet lyric quality but it is a good one!
I made this Monday night and was skeptical if we were going to like it.  It ended up being delicious.  It reminded me of Potatoes Au Gratin with turkey added.  I made it in two small dishes so that we each had our own serving.  This is an easy after work dinner to make for a family, just adjust the measurements as needed.  You can customize the veggies depending on what you prefer.
Cheeseburger Casserole
Burger 027
Just a few basic ingredients.  Nothing special.
Burger 028
That’s 5 baby potatoes sliced for one serving.  It fulfilled my french fry craving!
Burger 029
Lots of veggies!
Burger 030
Sautéed ground turkey.
Burger 031 Burger 032
Cooked veggies.
Burger 033
Ready to assemble the cheeseburgers!
Burger 034
Fresh out of the oven.
Burger 035
Cheeseburger Casserole
Serves 2
Modified from Weight Watchers
  • 10 small Gold Potatoes
  • 1 Tbs Minced Garlic
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • 4 Mini Sweet Peppers
  • 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
  • 8 oz. Lean Ground Turkey Breast
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 3 oz. Light Velveeta
  • 1/4 Cup Half & Half
  • Dash of Crushed Red Pepper
  • Salt & Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a small glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Thinly slice potatoes and layer them in the baking dish. Bake potatoes until slightly crisp, about 15-20 minutes; remove baking dish from oven and set aside.
  3. While potatoes are baking, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat; add garlic, onion, green pepper and mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender, about 7 to 10 minutes; remove to a plate, cover to keep warm and set aside. Add turkey to skillet; cook until browned, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add cooked vegetables, cumin, salt and pepper to turkey and stir to combine; spread mixture over potatoes in baking dish.
  4. In a small microwave safe bowl, combine cheese, half & half and crushed red pepper flakes; cover and microwave in 15 second increments until cheese melts.  Pour cheese over turkey.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

9 PP per serving

I cooked my mushrooms separate since Tony isn’t a huge fan.  I also cut up 5 potatoes for each small dish instead of making one large casserole.  I also added Ketchup to mine.  I’m a Pittsburgh girl so of course I put Heinz Ketchup on everything!

Burger 036

Sneak peak for tomorrow….

There are birthday presents ready to be unwrapped (of course they are wrapped in black & gold, it’s Super Bowl week! )……..

    Burger 038
    ……. and they aren’t for me.

Time to enjoy the rest of the Penguin game.  Have a good night.


Speak Your Mind