{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!!

Serves: 9

{Light} Taco Casserole Recipe

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Line the bottom of a 9x13 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.
  4. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
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