Monique’s Yummy Nacho Casserole

Hi everybody, this is the first of several guest posts you’ll see in the next two weeks while I’m trekking around Thailand. Monique is a dear friend of mine and we met two years ago when I hired her to be a part of my social media team at my last job. She’s always got something cute and clever to say and tons of funny stories about her life, so check out her blog and don’t forget to “like” her at http://www.facebook.com/moniqueisblog.

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Hi there Double Chin Diary readers! This is Monique from moniqueis.com with a delicious recipe to share with you. My fiancé and I pull a lot of our recipes from allrecipes.com and we’re always looking for something quick and easy to make since we both have busy schedules. A casserole is always an easy choice for us and we absolutely enjoyed the Nacho Casserole recipe we found. It tasted so good but it’s really not the healthiest thing, the recipe calls for salad dressing and uses Miracle Whip as an example—Whaa!? So I adapted the recipe to be a little healthier and according to My Fitness Pal my adjustments lobbed off 141 calories per serving, not bad!

It’s hard to imagine tortilla chips ever being healthy but there are some better for you options out there, like Guiltless Gourmet No Salt Added Tortilla Chips or even one of the new Pop Chips Tortilla Chips selections.

Original Recipe: 497 Calories per serving

Improved Recipe: 356 Calories per serving

Each version makes 6 servings and takes about 35 to complete.

The red side shows the original ingredients and the green shows my improved healthier ingredients.

The red side shows the original ingredients and the green shows my improved healthier ingredients.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place ground turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat with onion, garlic and green bell pepper. Cook, stirring to crumble, until evenly browned. Drain grease. Remove from the heat, and stir the salsa, corn and chili powder into the turkey mixture. In a 2 quart casserole dish, layer the ground turkey mixture, tortilla chips and cheese twice, ending with cheese on top.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and dish is thoroughly heated.

 

Enjoy!

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