{Light} Taco Casserole Recipe

Let’s be honest . . . there are lots of yummy dessert recipes on our blog, but we know how important it is to eat healthy and watch our intake. I LOVE Mexican food and came across this recipe from Recipes to Run On and knew that I needed to try it. It looked big on flavor, but lower on calories, so I made it last week and it was a HUGE hit with my family. It was super easy to throw together and was ready in no time! My 2 year old little boy had THIRDS, which never happens. I would give this 5 out of 5 stars- I will be making this again in the near future!!
24 Tortilla Chips (+ additional for serving)

1/2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 lb. extra lean ground beef or ground turkey
3 TBSP Taco Seasoning
1 can Black Beans, drained
1 cup Salsa
2 cups Shredded Fat-Free or Reduced-Fat Cheese
Other toppings to taste – I used tomatoes, fat free sour cream, and shredded lettuce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, heat oil and add onion and garlic – saute for about 5 minutes until soft.  Add meat and taco seasoning, cooking until meat is browned.  Add beans and salsa.  Mix well and cook to thicken.

Line the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish with tortilla chips.  Gently press down the chips to break into bite-sized pieces.  Spread the meat mixture over the chips.  Top with cheese.  You could also add jalapenos or green chilies as well.

Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 12 servings = 4 points each.


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