PREP TIME: 5 mins | COOK TIME: 20 mins | TOTAL TIME: 25 mins | SERVINGS: 4
My heart went crazy when I first tasted this Healthy Taco Casserole. It’s quick, easy, and insanely delicious! A full package – can be a meal over rice, a dip at a gathering, or a taco filling.
1 lb 99% lean ground turkey
½ onion, diced
1 poblano pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
15 ounces canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 c canned corn (drained)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1-ounce taco seasoning (homemade is lowest in points)
15 ounces salsa (thick and chunky salsa)
1 c reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
¼ c cilantro, chopped
How to make Healthy Taco Casserole (Weight Watchers Friendly)
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees.
Step 2: Use cooking spray to grease an oven-safe skillet.
Step 3: Add the ground turkey into the skillet and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 4: Add in the onion, pepper, and garlic, then continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes more or until the turkey is not pink and the onion is translucent.
Step 5: Add the canned pinto beans, corn, tomato paste, and taco seasoning into the turkey. Stir and cook for 2 minutes more.
Step 6: Stir in the salsa, adjusting the seasoning according to taste.
Step 7: Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the casserole is heated through. Or cover the skillet to allow the cheese to melt and sit for about 5 minutes.
Step 8: When ready to serve, garnish with cilantro. If desired, top with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, olives, jalapenos, and or sour cream, or you can even add some tortilla chips, Fritos, or Doritos.
Depending on the taco seasoning you use, the Smartpoints may increase by 1.
Nutritional Information: Serving Size: 1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories 412 | Total Fat 6g | Saturated Fat 2g | Monounsaturated Fat 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat 0g | Cholesterol 69mg | Sodium 1744mg | Total Carbohydrate 45g | Dietary Fiber 5g | Sugars 7g | Protein 46g | 8 Green | 3 Blue | 3 Purple