Healthy Taco Casserole Recipe

Introduction: Embark on a culinary journey that harmonizes the bold flavors of a classic taco with the health-conscious choices of the Weight W plan. Our Weight W Taco Casserole is a testament to the delightful fusion of savory ingredients, providing a satisfying meal that aligns seamlessly with your wellness goals. From seasoned lean ground turkey to vibrant vegetables and wholesome toppings, every layer of this casserole is crafted to bring you a guilt-free taste of indulgence.

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For The Casserole Base:

  1. 1 lb lean ground turkey
  2. 1 medium onion, finely diced
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 packet taco seasoning
  5. 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  6. 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  7. 1 bell pepper, diced (choose your preferred color)
  8. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  9. 1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

For The Casserole Toppings:

  1. 2 cups shredded lettuce
  2. 1 cup diced tomatoes
  3. 1/2 cup diced red onions
  4. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  5. 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt or light sour cream
  6. 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  7. Lime wedges for garnish

Optional Garnishes:

  1. Sliced jalapeños
  2. Salsa or pico de gallo


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a casserole dish.
  2. Cook the Ground Turkey:
    • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the lean ground turkey until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.
  3. Add Aromatics and Seasoning:
    • Add finely diced onions and minced garlic to the turkey, sautéing until the onions are translucent.
    • Stir in the taco seasoning, ensuring the meat is well-coated and flavorful.
  4. Incorporate Beans and Veggies:
    • Mix in black beans, corn kernels, diced bell pepper, and halved cherry tomatoes, creating a vibrant and nutritious base for your casserole.
  5. Layer in the Casserole Dish:
    • Transfer the turkey and vegetable mixture into the prepared casserole dish, spreading it evenly.
  6. Cheese Layer:
    • Sprinkle the reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese over the turkey mixture, creating a gooey and savory layer that adds richness to the casserole.
  7. Bake to Perfection:
    • Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Prepare Toppings:
    • While the casserole bakes, prepare the fresh toppings by chopping lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, and avocado.
  9. Assemble the Casserole:
    • Once out of the oven, let the casserole cool slightly before adding the fresh toppings.
  10. Top with Fresh Ingredients:
    • Layer shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, and avocado slices over the baked casserole, creating a vibrant and texturally diverse dish.
  11. Creamy Finish:
    • Dollop non-fat Greek yogurt or light sour cream over the toppings, adding a creamy and tangy element that complements the savory flavors.
  12. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the casserole with sliced jalapeños, salsa, or pico de gallo for an optional kick of heat and freshness.
    • Serve the Weight W Taco Casserole hot, allowing your taste buds to revel in the symphony of flavors.
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