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Ground Turkey Potato Casserole

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This delicious ground turkey potato casserole is easy to make and perfect for weeknight meals. It’s a hearty and indulgent meal that will fill everyone up. Using ground turkey recipes in your meal planning will help keep things fresh and delicious. Most times they are low cost and have healthy options.

This tasty casserole with potatoes, cheese, and ground turkey meatballs will surely become one of your family’s favorite dinner options.

pin showing the finished ground turkey potato casserole ready to eat

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This recipe is pretty easy to make and the presentation is fun and makes it quick to serve and share. The way we’re setting up this casserole dish might seem a little frilly but it serves a purpose…Cooking the meatballs and then potatoes next to each other in this style means that the potatoes will have a chance to soak up so many great flavors.

What kind of potatoes should I use?

The most common type of potato used in this dish is the Russet potato, but you can also use Yukon Gold or Red potatoes. For this recipe we will pre-cook the potatoes so they will not be raw when you put them in the casserole.

The potatoes get really soft and flavorful thanks to the perfectly seasoned meat cooking right next to them. This also makes it really easy to serve the recipe when it is time to eat. You can just scoop up the meatballs and the potatoes go right along with them!

featured image showing the finished ground turkey potato casserole.

Is this a gluten free dinner recipe?

This ground turkey potato casserole is not naturally gluten free as written. It uses a small amount of flour to make the roux. That means you have to substitute a gluten free flour or gluten free flour blend of your choice for that 1 tablespoon of flour.

Everything else in the recipe is naturally gluten free. I would say this is an easy recipe to make gluten free as a 1 to 1 baking mix gluten free flour will work fine for making the roux. You could also use corn starch!

Finished ground turkey potato casserole.

What do I need to make this ground turkey meatball casserole?

This recipe uses potatoes, ground turkey, onions, dill, paprika, nutmeg salt, pepper, butter, mozzarella cheese, flour, and some low fat milk! 

Just a few simple ingredients that are hearty and easy to grab and keep on hand. I love that I can usually whip this recipe up with stuff I have on hand or that I have in the freezer. I tend to stock up on ground turkey whenever I find it on sale at the store.

A bite of the finished casserole ready to eat

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Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this are a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

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ingredients laid out ready to cook

How to make a ground turkey potato casserole:

Clean the potatoes and place them whole in 3 quarts of water. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer until fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain. This will cook them approx. half way. Once cool to touch, remove skins (if desired) and slice. 

ingredients ready to prep

While potatoes cook, mix the ground turkey with chopped onion and spices.

making meatballs

Roll meat  mixture into small meatballs.

small meatballs ready to bake

Arrange meatballs in a 2 quart round or 8 x 8 glass casserole dish that you have sprayed with nonstick spray. 

meatballs in the casserole dish

Add potato slices in between the meatballs to cover the bottom of the dish. 

adding sliced potatoes

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add flour and stir constantly to make a roux.  

Making a roux

Pour in hot milk, bring to a boil and whisk until sauce begins to thicken. 

Sauce in the pan

Pour sauce over meatballs.

adding sauce to the casserole

Add grated cheese. Cook in the oven at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes

adding cheese to the top

Serve.

Baked and ready to serve

Can I have this recipe on Weight Watchers?

Weight Watchers newest program, Personal Points, caters a plan to each individual. Their plan is still relatively the same in that you can eat anything you like you just need to track it and stay within your points ranges for the day / week.

Now that the plan is different for each and every individual there’s not really a way for us to provide the points for you. We recommend that you use the recipe creator on the app or the website to create the recipe based on the ingredients / brands you use and then you’ll know for sure how to track this recipe for your Personal Points plan!

top down view of the finished casserole

Looking for more delicious ground turkey recipes to make?

If you like using ground turkey in your recipes you will love some of these other options for quick and easy dinners. Be sure to give them all a try and let us know which ones you loved!

For those of you who do Weight Watchers, ground turkey potato casserole as well as things like Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet, Weight Watchers Ground Turkey Goulash, Turkey Pot Pie Recipe, Weight Watcher Turkey Burgers, and Weight Watchers Turkey Burritos are other tasty options that are lower in points thanks to lean ground turkey being the primary protein.

ready to eat casserole

Printable Ground Turkey Potato Casserole Recipe:

Yield: 4 Servings

Ground Turkey Potato Casserole

featured image showing the finished ground turkey potato casserole.

This delicious ground turkey potato casserole is easy to make and perfect for weeknight meals. It's a hearty and indulgent meal that will fill everyone up, it's a great fall dinner idea!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Medium Potatoes
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Small White Onion, Chopped
  • ½ tsp Dill
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ⅛ tsp Nutmeg
  • Salt / Pepper to taste
  • ½ Cup Skim Mozzarella, Shredded skim
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Flour
  • 4 Cups Low Fat Milk

Instructions

  1. Clean the potatoes and place them whole in 3 quarts of water. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer until fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain. This will cook them approx. half way. Once cool to touch, remove skins (if desired) and slice.
  2. While potatoes cook, mix the ground turkey with chopped onion and spices.
  3. Roll meat mixture into small meatballs.
  4. Arrange meatballs in a 2 quart round or 8 x 8 glass casserole dish that you have sprayed with nonstick spray.
  5. Add potato slices in between the meatballs to cover the bottom of the dish.
  6. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add flour and stir constantly to make a roux.
  7. Pour in hot milk, bring to a boil and whisk until sauce begins to thicken.
  8. Pour sauce over meatballs.
  9. Add grated cheese. Cook in the oven at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes
  10. Serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 730Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 179mgSodium 639mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 3gSugar 20gProtein 49g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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