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Brenda K's Mexican & Italian

Anytime the recipe calls for packaged seasonings, I use the sugar -free, salt free taco seasoning recipe included in this collection. I keep this made up in a small storage container.

(51 Recipes) Created by DEANNIE1966

Recipes in this Collection

Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

My husband is very salt sensitive and diabetic. Many of the taco seasoning packets found in the store contain sugar and lots of salt. Many also contain a thickening agent (usually corn starch) that just adds calories and is not really necessary. Mix this homemade version up ahead to use instead for healthier Mexican-style food.

About 2 Tbsp. equals 1 regular packet for seasoning power. Use 1 Tbsp. for a milder flavor.

Be sure to read the label on your chili powder. It is a combination of spices. Most do not contain salt or sugar, but some might.

If you like the little chunks of onion or garlic in your seasoning, use dried, minced onion or garlic instead of the granulated or powdered version. You will need about twice as much as the amounts listed and it will change the nutritional information slightly.

Submitted by BJMOOMEY

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 11.3
(no ratings)

This is a family favorite!

Submitted by DEANNIE1966

Carbs: 24g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 33.9g | Calories: 278
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Very Good 4.4/5
(260 ratings)

Submitted by POLLYHIDALGO

Carbs: 17g | Fat: 10.7g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 25.8g | Calories: 268.7
Quesadilla Casserole My Way
(no ratings)

If your familiar with Weight Watchers Points this is 7 points my way. if you make it according to package directions on the spice packet it would be 9 points per serving

Submitted by AVOCADOBLAST

Carbs: 27.8g | Fat: 14.8g | Fiber: 9.6g | Protein: 26g | Calories: 323.9
(no ratings)

Very filling super delicious, and SPICY!! You can tone down the spiciness by substituting plain Diced Tomatoes instead of ones with Green Chilies as I do.

Very easy to make & bake. I usually serve along with brown rice.

Submitted by DEANNIE1966

Carbs: 22.7g | Fat: 12.6g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 21.1g | Calories: 334.2
Skillet Lasagna
Very Good 4.3/5
(2160 ratings)

A much quicker version of the Italian classic; less time, but no less taste.

Submitted by VEGGIEKITTY

Carbs: 34.5g | Fat: 10.7g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 28g | Calories: 342.3
Mexican Lasagna
Very Good 4.6/5
(15 ratings)

Delicious layered Mexican pie.

Submitted by SUMMERVA

Carbs: 25.2g | Fat: 6.4g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 18.2g | Calories: 238.5
Mexican Lasagna
Very Good 4.3/5
(21 ratings)

Perfectly seasoned ground turkey, loads of crunchy vegetables, and a velvety tomato sauce spice up an Italian classic. Queso fresco takes it over the top.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 45.6g | Fat: 5.7g | Fiber: 9.5g | Protein: 30.3g | Calories: 352
Mexican Pizza
Very Good 4.4/5
(103 ratings)

This Mexican pizza is a tasty alternative to traditional pizza. Add grilled chicken or cooked shrimp to change this up!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 29g | Fat: 5.7g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 11g | Calories: 203.9
Pico de Gallo - Authentic Mexican Salsa
Very Good 4.6/5
(442 ratings)

The versatility of this Mexican salsa is limitless! Put it on grilled chicken or steak, add it to eggs, or serve with tortilla chips.

Submitted by METALFINGER2U

Carbs: 5.9g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 22.5
Mexican Layer Dip
Very Good 4.6/5
(19 ratings)

This is a great party dip, always gets eaten up. I set the number of servings at 10.

Submitted by AMANDARIDG

Carbs: 12.8g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 10.8g | Calories: 123.3
(no ratings)

the perfect dish for potlucks when you want to have something healthy on the table.

Submitted by DEANNIE1966

Carbs: 9.7g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 45.9
(no ratings)

Submitted by NIGHTSHADE1020

Carbs: 2.8g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 30.8
(no ratings)

Submitted by KAIAHZMAHM

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 8.9
Best Vegan Mexican Pinto Beans Ever  ( Slow Cooker)
Very Good 4.3/5
(12 ratings)

A flavor powerhouse of protien!! Cooked with no meat or meat by products. Easy to prepare by putting it all in a crock pot.

Serve with whole wheat tortillas and a home made Pico De Gallo and it is a surefire hit for the whole family.

Also the left overs are really good to mash up the next day with some lime juice and serve with tortilla chips!

Submitted by MRICHTER2004

Carbs: 4.5g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 1g | Calories: 40.4
(no ratings)

If your familiar with Weight Watchers Points this is 7 points my way. if you make it according to package directions on the spice packet it would be 9 points per serving

Submitted by DEANNIE1966

Carbs: 26.5g | Fat: 15.1g | Fiber: 9.4g | Protein: 25.2g | Calories: 309.6
Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork
Very Good 4.7/5
(41 ratings)

Great for tacos, enchiladas or served as a sandwich with some added BBQ Sauce.

Submitted by SKISINCO

Carbs: 2.3g | Fat: 18.2g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 18.1g | Calories: 250.2
Layered Mexican Dip with Baked Lime Chips
Very Good 4.4/5
(55 ratings)

My dip has all the flavor of the original, but it's much easier on the waistline. I prefer to eat this "dip" with a fork or raw vegetables.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 27g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 7.5g | Protein: 11.2g | Calories: 197.3
Very Good 4.2/5
(5 ratings)

The ranch gives it a little extra zip! YUM!

Submitted by DANASPALDING

Carbs: 10.4g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 4.5g | Calories: 64.3
Very Good 4.4/5
(5 ratings)

Found this salad dressing on line and added different veggies with ended up tasting delicious and the whole family loved it- I serve this with my Ranchera pork tacos

Submitted by MSSBETTYBOOP6

Carbs: 13.3g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 91.6
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