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Easy Taco Casserole

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 8


    • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 cups low-sodium tortilla chips
    • 3/4 cup grated fat-free cheddar cheese
    • 1 16-oz can stewed tomatoes
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
    • 1 16-oz can corn niblets, drained
    • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 cup onion, chopped
    • 2 cups lettuce, shredded


Cook ground beef until browned, and drain. Stir in garlic powder. Coarsely crush tortilla chips and place in bottom of ungreased 8-inch square pan. Spoon hot meat over chips. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through.

While casserole is baking, prepare taco sauce by stirring together the next 10 ingredients. Break up large tomato pieces.

Remove casserole from oven. Sprinkle casserole with shredded lettuce; pour on taco sauce, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Taco Casserole
Serving Size 1/8 of recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 22g  
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 110%
Calcium 20%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 2
Meat 3
Fruit 0
Vegetable 2
Milk 0
Fat 1
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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Recipes that are "low fat," "low calorie," low cholesterol," and/or "low sodium" conform to the relevant criteria from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.