30 Minute Light Taco Casserole Recipe
This Light Taco Casserole is your favorite Mexican dish made a little healthier! It comes together in less than 30 minutes and is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
9x13 Inch Baking Dish
- ½ Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
- 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning mix
- 15 ounces black beans 1 can, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup salsa
- 13 ounces tortilla chips 1 bag, divided
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tomatoes diced, optional topping
- ½ cup fat free sour cream optional topping
- 1 cup shredded lettuce optional topping
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. Rinse and drain grease from the meat. Add beans and salsa. Mix well and cook to thicken.
Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with about 25 tortilla chips. Gently press down the chips to break into bite-sized pieces. Spread the meat mixture over the chips. Top with cheese.
Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
Top with favorite optional toppings, and serve with remaining tortilla chips.
SIDE DISHES TO SERVE WITH LIGHT TACO CASSEROLE:
Slow Cooker Refried Beans
Mexican Salsa Rice
Individual 7 Layer Dip Cups
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 773IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 4mg