One-Dish Fiesta Casserole

One-Dish Fiesta Casserole

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10 min.
55 min.
10 servings

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.


  • 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)
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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.

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Picky Approved

Excellent recipe that passed the picky eater test. Very easy to make with great taste, texture and appearence. Some jalepeno cornbread goes great with this too.


Mmmm Tasty!

I didn't have the cheddar cheese soup, so I replaced it with a cup of shredded marble jack cheese. The sour cream and avocado toppings are a must. I also added a little chopped poblano pepper. Really tasty.

- S. Schroder from WAYZATA, MN

One-Dish Fiesta Casserole

I made this for my husband and I. He doesn't care for rice, but really liked this. Next time I will make it in 2 dishes and freeze half. Very good !!!

- Bonnie Jones from Andalusia, IL

Good & Easy

The next time I make this casserole I will freeze half....VERY tasty.

- Angela Loller from California


This recipe was very easy. I was able to make this and the Tortilla Soup for 2 nights dinners and it only took 20 minutes. My kids loved this dish. They don't normally eat the bell peppers, but they loved them in this dish.

- Christina Chafin from vine grove

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 250
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 8g (12% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 50mg (17% of DV)
  • Sodium: 400mg (17% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 26g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% of DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 25% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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