Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mexican Cheesy Pot Pie

I saw this recipe and knew it would be a winner.  I did add my own touch and changed the name but the inspiration was the same.  Pam rocks and she has a ton of awesome recipes so check her site out! 

One change that I made was to add 1/4 tsp. of chipotle chili powder to the cornbread mix.  This was subtle but added an awesome smokeyness that was delicious. 

I also added some peas and carrots that I had leftover in the freezer.  Somehow, when I added the peas and carrots, it became a pot pie to me so that is what I called it.  You can add whatever veggies you'd like!

Whatever you call it, it was absolutely delicious and I can't wait to make it again!! 

Mexicali Cheesy Pot Pie Recipe
Adapted from Pam's Midwest Cooking

1 lb. ground turkey, 93% lean
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper
1 (10 oz.) can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
5 oz. cheddar cheese, divided

For corn bread topping:
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. chipotle chili powder
1 egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup milk
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Brown ground turkey and onions in large pan until cooked.  Season with chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Stir in tomatoes, corn and peas & carrots (used whatever veggies you want.)  Transfer to an 8 x 8 in. baking dish.

Top with half the cheddar cheese.

In a bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, chipotle powder and salt.  Stir in egg, milk and oil.  Spread evenly over turkey mixture. Top with the rest of the cheese.  Bake, uncovered for about 35 minutes or until topping is set. 

Total calories = 2344 calories
6 servings = 391 calories per serving

One Year Ago...

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Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. What wonderful comfort food! You're like me, I love my chipotle chili powder and the smoky flavour it adds to food. And great idea adding the veggies!

  2. That cornbread topping is calling my name. What a great dish!

  3. Good call adding the veggies! That's defnitely something I would've done too. Looks good!

  4. Wow... this sounds so fantastic! It's filled with so many of my favorite mexican flavors... especially the CHEESE!

  5. This one looks delish! But then, they all do!

  6. oh YUM! :) That looks delicious!

  7. Oh my goodness, this is definitely going on next week's menu!!

  8. Looks great! I would love for you to link it up to Made it on Monday!

    *Link ups are every WED.-SAT.*

  9. Sounds great! Love that you added veggies--great idea!

  10. anything with Rotel is good in my book.

  11. I am so happy you linked this up to
    Made it on Monday! I hope you will join in often. I know I am always looking for low calorie, great tasting recipes!

  12. What a wonderful Mexican Casserole, I really like the addition of the turkey and peas. Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon.
    Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  13. Don't you just love chipotle chili powder? It gives everything a little extra zing. Great pot pie. Happy Foodie Friday.

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  15. I'm a new follower from Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop. I'm going to love reading your blog!


  16. yum, want to make this for sure! I really like the topping is not a mix, thanks!