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    Healthy Lower Fat Mexican Casserole

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    40 mins

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    yooper's Note:

    This is my own creation. I was determined to come up with a healthier version of a taco inspired, cheesy pasta casserole. I started with whole wheat pasta, ground turkey, lots of chopped veggies, and I subbed lower fat cheese. This is very good, if I do say so myself!

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    1. 1
      In a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground turkey in the olive oil until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Make sure you break up the meat with the back of a wooden spoon to make the meat universal in size.
    2. 2
      Add the onion, zuchinni, yellow squash and cook, stirring occasionaly, until vegetables become soft and translucent, about 5 to 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the black beans and chilli beans, the taco seasoning. and mushrooms. Lower the heat to medium, and cook about 10 more minutes, until mushrooms are soft. If the mixture seems to thick, you might want to add a little water.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, cook a large pot of salted water till water comes to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until al dente, about 7-10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Drain the pasta and place in a large bowl. Add the sauce, and stir to combine. Sprinkle with the cheese and stir in till cheese is melted .
    6. 6

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    Nutritional Facts for Healthy Lower Fat Mexican Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (337 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 645.0
    Calories from Fat 124
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 71.9 mg
    Sodium 368.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 91.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.2 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 44.1 g

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