Tim Waltz's Minnesota Turkey Bacon Hot Dish

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Recipe: #41706

October 04, 2023

Categories: Chicken Casseroles

"Winner of Al Franken contest. Also does not do his own dishes . He uses fresh green beans blanched I'm using frozen . And he also has brand name products. The Ore-Ida potatoes are mine, if he can drop names so can I lol."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (387.4 g)
  • Calories 536.8
  • Total Fat - 27 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14 g
  • Cholesterol - 203.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1748.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 26.8 g
  • Protein - 35.6 g
  • Calcium - 536.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 20.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 375 F.

Step 2

Fry the bacon until crispy then chop into 1/4-inch pieces.

Step 3

Add bacon into turkey mixture.

Step 4

In a medium bowl, mix turkey garlic, sage, green onions, egg, pepper and one teaspoon salt.

Step 5

Using a 10-inch cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil and then cook the turkey mixture to the well-done temperature of 165 F.

Step 6

Place in Pam sprayed 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

Step 7

Sprinkle on thawed green beans.

Step 8

Heat 2 tablespoons of butter.

Step 9

As soon as you see that the butter foam has begun to subside, indicating it is hot enough, add the mushrooms.

Step 10

Stir continuously and gently with wooden spoon for 4-5 minutes or for about 2 minutes after browning point.

Step 11

Remove from heat and add to casserole dish.

Step 12

In a sauce pan, melt remaining butter over medium heat.

Step 13

Little by little, sprinkle flour into the butter.

Step 14

Let cook for 2 minutes, then slowly whisk in the milk and half and half.

Step 15

Cook for 2 more minutes, add diced onions and salt and pepper.

Step 16

After a minute, stir in 2 1/2 cups of cheese until melted.

Step 17

Pour cheese mixture over the ingredients.

Step 18

Scatter tater tots over the top and remaining cheese.

Step 19

Bake 45 minutes or until golden brown.


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