Slow Cooker Mexican Casserole Recipe

This slow cooker Mexican casserole recipe is a great new twist on Taco Tuesdays!

Have a busy day ahead? While this recipe won’t cook all day, it will give you a few hours of reprieve while you do other things like help with (or do) homework or get the kids to soccer practice.

A single serving of this Clean Eating Slow Cooker Mexican Casserole served in a bowl and ready to eat.

It’s a simple meal to put together and only requires a small amount of sautéing and browning before it goes in the slow cooker. Prep should take about 15-20 minutes tops.

Then, when you get home, put all the toppings and garnishes on the table so people can help themselves. It’s an easy family-style meal that everyone will enjoy.

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Clean Eating Slow Cooker Mexican Casserole Recipe

Slow Cooker Mexican Casserole

Tired of tacos on Tuesday? This deliciously easy meal cooks itself! 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 409kcal


  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper (chopped)
  • ½ medium yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet, sauté your onion and pepper in the oil until the onions are translucent, then transfer to the crock of your slow cooker.
  • In the same skillet, brown the ground turkey, adding the onion and garlic powder.
  • Transfer this entire mixture to your crock as well and mix it all together with the remaining spices.
  • Add an even layer of cheese over the top.
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours or until the meat is fully cooked.
  • Serve topped with your favorite taco salad toppings.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1500IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 7.4mg

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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  1. 4 stars
    Your recipe calls for sautéing an onion, but it’s not included in your ingredients list.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Bradyn – Sorry about that! All fixed!