I attempted another similar casserole a week before this one and was really disappointed. I think I forgot to take pictures of that one, so I won’t be posting it here. This version was far superior though. I loved the potatoes and the Velveeta really added something to this one. I grew up on Velveeta (probably a big contributor to me ending up at over 300 pounds as a 24-year old, but I digress) and using 2% Velveeta is something that I could definitely get used to. It’s not much different than the regular version and I think it tastes just as good.
Cheeseburger Casserole Makes 6 servings – 4 WW Points each
Ingredients 2 spray(s) cooking spray 2 large Yukon Gold potato(es), boiled or steamed whole, drained and cooled 1 medium garlic clove(s), minced 1 small onion(s), chopped 1 cup(s) mushroom(s), sliced 1 pound(s) lean ground beef 1/8 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp table salt 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground 2 oz Kraft Velveeta Light Reduced-Fat Pasteurized Processed Cheese Product, or similar product, cubed 1/4 cup(s) low-fat evaporated milk 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 8 item(s) baked low-fat tortilla chips, crushed
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
Peel and thinly slice potatoes; layer in prepared baking dish. Bake potatoes until slightly crisp, about 10 minutes; remove baking dish from oven and set aside.
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.
In a small microwave safe bowl, combine cheese product, evaporated milk and crushed red pepper flakes; cover and microwave on high power until cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon melted cheese over turkey and sprinkle with tortilla chips. Bake for 35 minutes; remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing into 6 pieces. Yields 1 piece per serving.