Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Skinny Taco Casserole {Recipe}

In case you haven't noticed, I'm trying to find healthy recipes
K's wedding is approaching very quickly
And I swear that bridesmaid dress stares at me when I look in my closet

Seriously.


This is yet another recipe inspired by one found on Pinterest
And the original can be found here

Skinny Taco Casserole

Ingredients
1 lb ground light turkey
1 small onion
1 bell pepper
1 clove garlic {or preminced equivalent}
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
8 ozs taco sauce
1 cup fat free sour cream
1 cup  fat free cottage cheese
About 1 cup
tortilla chips
1 cup light shredded cheddar cheese  
Salsa to garnish




Preheat that oven to 400 degrees
Chop up your bell pepper and your onion.




Throw your ground turkey in a skillet for a few minutes and mix it up to start to cook.




Add the onions, peppers and garlic and mix it up until they're all cooked




Add the seasoning and taco sauce
And enjoy the fact that your house will instantly smell like deliciousness is all up in the kitchen
Turn off the heat and set the skillet aside for a moment



Now, spray some nonstick on a 9'x13' pyrex dish.
Crush up a little more than half of your chips and put them on the bottom


Add the yummy turkey mixture from the skillet on top of the chips


Mix up the sour cream and cottage cheese in a bowl and add it to the top



Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and extra chips on top



Toss it in the oven and bake it {uncovered} for about 30 minutes


Top it off with some salsa 
And serve it up
For a skinny take
On a fabulous Mexican meal




Printable version:
Taco Casserole Lite

Ingredients
1 lb ground light turkey 1 small onions 1 bell pepper 1 clove garlic {or preminced equivalent} 1 pkg taco seasoning mix 8 ozs taco sauce 1 cup fat free sour cream 1 cup  fat free cottage cheese
About 1 cup
tortilla chips 1 cup light shredded cheddar cheese  
Salsa to garnish

Directions:

Heat oven to 400. Spray cooking spray on bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish; set aside. In a skillet,
cook chicken, onion, peppers, and garlic clove until tender. Add seasoning mix and taco sauce;
set aside. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese; set aside. Place half the
broken chips in the bottom of casserole dish. Add meat mixture to cover the chips, then cover the
meat with sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and remaining crushed chips. Bake,
uncovered, for 30 minutes or until cheese has melted. Top with 3/4 cup salsa if desired.

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