One-Dish Fiesta Casserole

The flavors from South-of-the-Border come together in this great One-Dish Fiesta Casserole. Succulent chicken, creamy rice and zesty veggies are the main attractions. It’s a well-rounded meal that’s perfect for that next potluck party. Right before serving, top with a dollop of sour cream and colorful avocado slices for a little extra festive flair.

One-Dish Fiesta Casserole
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  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1/2 cup mild, medium or hot salsa
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bag (14 to 16 oz.) frozen Southwest-style vegetable blend: broccoli, corn, black beans and red peppers, thawed
  • 2 cups cooked turkey or chicken (about 10 oz.), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COMBINE evaporated milk and condensed soup in baking dish with wire whisk until smooth. Add salsa and black pepper; mix well. Add vegetables, turkey and rice; mix well. Cover dish tightly with foil.

BAKE for 35 minutes. Uncover; top with cheese. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

COMBINE sour cream with water in small bowl. Drizzle over casserole. Top with avocado slices just prior to serving.

• To keep avocado slices from browning, squeeze fresh lime juice over slices.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 8g 12%
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
  • Cholesterol 50mg 17%
  • Sodium 400mg 17%
  • Carbohydrates 26g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 25%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 10%
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 16g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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