Sweet Peppadew & Turkey Casserole

Sweet Peppadew & Turkey Casserole

This recipe is colourful, tasty and (perhaps most importantly) bursting with nutrients. It’s also relatively low in fat, easy to make and is great for all the family.



Sweet Peppadew & Turkey Casserole


  • 450g turkey thigh (trimmed of any visible fat)
  • 70g Peppadew Peppers (OR double the apricots!)
  • 70g dried apricots
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon, Coriander & Cumin
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • (Fresh Coriander to Garnish & Brown Rice to Serve)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C & place the turkey in a mixing bowl and add the spices and oil. Mix well!
  2. Cook the turkey in a non-stick frying pan until browned all over, before transferring to an oven-proof casserole dish
  3. In the same frying pan cook the onion (finely chopped), chopped tomatoes, tomato puree for 5 minutes and then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in the Peppadew Peppers, apricots and the stock and bring to the boil.
  5. Spoon the sauce over the turkey and mix well. Then cover and cook in the oven for an hour, removing the lid (or foil) for the last 10 minutes.
  6. Roughly chop the coriander and sprinkle over the casserole to garnish.. serve with brown rice (my choice), couscous or bulgar wheat.


Serves 4 people.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 230

% Daily Value

Total Fat 5 g


Total Carbohydrates 22 g


Protein 26 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. Susan Hunt
    May 16, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    I used turkey breast, British of course. This recipe is one of the yummiest things I’ve tasted. I would highly recommend this. The ingredients are already on next week’s shopping list. I had mine with veg and celeriac mash (leftovers)

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 16, 2013 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment Susan! So glad you like it. Turkey thigh can be cheaper and more ‘meaty’ but it does like an extra 5 mins to chop off the fat 🙂 x

  2. Amanda
    May 23, 2013 / 9:15 am

    This recipe was really yummy, thank you for the idea. The second time i made it i add some veggies to the dish which turned good too!

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 23, 2013 / 5:20 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! Casseroles can be so versatile – most veggies will work 🙂 Thanks for your comment. Happy cooking! xx

  3. Lesley Frame
    July 5, 2013 / 9:14 am

    I’ve made this recipe quite a few times now & we love it! So tasty & satisfying, even more so knowing it’s healthy & nutricious!! Works well in the slow cooker aswell 🙂 which is a life saver some weekends!

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 5, 2013 / 3:34 pm

      Hi Lesley! Aw thanks for your lovely comment (and email!). So glad you like this recipe – it’s super cheap to make too! Nic xx Ps do send me a pic some time!

  4. Abi Keirl
    September 20, 2013 / 10:34 am

    Hey Nic – would this work in a slow cooker?


    • September 20, 2013 / 5:04 pm

      Mmmmmmm I’m never too sure about turkey in a slow cooker – maybe if you swapped it for lamb or beef?! Let me know Abi!! x

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