Festive Taco Casserole

Makes 4 servings | Serving size: 1/4 casserole


  • ½ pound lean ground turkey 
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped green pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon Homemade Taco Seasoning (page 13)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas, cut in strips 
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup low-fat cheese, shredded 
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 chopped tomato


  1. Over medium-high heat, brown ground turkey in a medium skillet. Add chopped onion and green pepper. Drain fat.
  2. Add taco seasoning and cumin. 
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Spray a square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Cover the bottom of the dish with half of the tortilla strips.
  6. Continue layering with ½ of black beans, ½ of corn, ½ of cheese, and ½ meat.
  7. Repeat layers starting with another layer of tortilla strips.
  8. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese melts.
  9. Remove from oven and top with shredded lettuce and chopped tomato.

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