Spinach and Artichoke Casserole


Our original spinach casserole calls for turkey breast tenderloins, but feel free to use leftover turkey as the protein in this cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Casserole recipe.

Spinach and Artichoke Casserole
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup dried whole wheat orzo pasta

  • 12 ounce turkey breast tenderloin, cut into thin bite-size strips

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into thin bite-size strips

  • cup chopped onion (1 small)

  • 3 cup chopped spinach

  • 1 9 ounce package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and coarsely chopped

  • 1 16 ounce jar light Alfredo sauce

  • ¾ cup shredded reduced-fat Italian blend cheeses (3 ounces)

  • ½ cup whole wheat panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 2-quart rectangular or square baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add turkey, sweet pepper, and onion to hot skillet; cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Transfer turkey mixture to a large bowl. Stir in drained pasta, the spinach, and artichoke hearts. Add Alfredo sauce and cheese, stirring to coat all ingredients. Spoon evenly into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir casserole and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with panko. Lightly coat panko with cooking spray. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until heated through and panko is lightly browned. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
11g Fat
37g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 620mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 23.6mg 118%
Calcium 292.8mg 23%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 302mg 6%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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