Skinny Turkey Taco Casserole

pinit off


-1 lb lean ground turkey (I used 90% lean)
-16-oz can black beans
-4-oz cans diced green chilies
-14.5-oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained of extra “juice”
-1 tbsp chili powder
-2 tsp ground cumin
-1 1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
-3 medium sized wheat tortillas, cut into 1″ strips (I used Tomaro’s Low Carb)
-1/2 cup salsa, plus more for serving
-1 1/2 cups reduced fat Mexican blend cheese
-Sour cream/ or plain Greek yogurt for serving
-Sliced avocado for serving

-Spray a 8″ square casserole pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

-Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium high heat. Once hot, add the ground turkey. Brown turkey, breaking up the bits and pieces with a rubber spatula. When turkey has browned {but hasn’t quite cooked all the way}, add the chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper. Mix well.

-Add one can of the diced green chilies to the turkey, along with the fire roasted diced tomatoes. Stir well and continue to cook until turkey is completely done. Then, remove from heat.

-Spread a thin layer of ground turkey at the bottom of your casserole pan. Top with a layer of black beans, a heavy sprinkle of cheese and some of the tortilla strips. Repeat this process three times until all of the ground turkey has been used. After laying on your last four tortilla strips, spread the salsa over top along with remaining cheese.

-Place in the oven for 30 minutes. Cheese will be melted and bubbling. When casserole comes out of the oven, let sit for 20 minutes before slicing. Serve with sour cream/ Greek yogurt, hot sauce and sliced avocado!

Fat (g) Carb (g) Protein (g) Calories
1/4 Recipe 18 39 42 485
1/6 Recipe 12 26 28 323
Whole Recipe 72 156 167.5 1942
*this does not include the greek yogurt or avocado

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s