Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cheesy American Chop Suey Casserole Copycat

 Cheesy American Chop Suey Casserole Copycat: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This casserole makes a ton. My 9x13 baking dish was full to the top. Full to the top of a slightly spicy and very delicious casserole.

 Cheesy American Chop Suey Casserole Copycat: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Cheesy American Chop Suey Casserole Copycat


  • 32 ounces elbow noodles
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cajun or creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 6 ounces no salt added tomato paste
  • 2- 28 ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 15 ounces no salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375ยบ F and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl combine cajun or creole seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and oregano.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large pot and heat over medium heat.
  5. Add in the bell pepper, onion, celery and 1 tablespoon of the seasoning blend.
  6. Cook stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.
  7. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  8. Add the ground turkey to the pot along with 2 tablespoons seasoning mix. Cook stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until the ground turkey is completely cooked.
  9. Add in the tomato paste and cook 5 more minutes stirring occasionally.
  10. Meanwhile in a blender add in the whole tomatoes and parsley, blending until pureed. Pour this mixture into the pot with the ground turkey.
  11. To the pot also add the tomato sauce, hot sauce and remaining seasoning mix. Stir everything together and bring to a boil.
  12. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  13. Transfer the cooked and drained noodles to the pot and combine everything together.
  14. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and casserole is warmed through.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories 518

Total Fat


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Vitamin A 32.1% Vitamin C 66.3%

Calcium 19.8% Iron 46.7%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.

*Adapted from Creole Contessa.

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