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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 545.7
  • Total Fat: 20.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,189.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15.1 g
  • Protein: 34.9 g

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Mexican Lasagna


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Introduction

A tasty variation on a favorite. A tasty variation on a favorite.

Ingredients

    • 1 lb. ground turkey
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 2 10 oz. cans black beans, drained and slightly mashed
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 2 cups tomato sauce
    • 1 10 oz. can stewed tomatoes, coarsely chopped
    • 6 medium whole wheat tortillas
    • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven 350° F.

2. Sauté 1 onion, 1 garlic clove on high heat while breaking up meat. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Stir in black beans. Set sauté pan aside.

3. Heat oil in another sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté remaining onion, until soft. Add remaining garlic, chili powder and cumin, sauté for 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce and tomatoes with juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, simmer partially covered for 20 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Transfer all but 1/2 c sauce to meat and beans; Mix well.

4. Dip half the tortillas, one at a time, in the hot tomato sauce. Lay tortillas in the bottom of an 8.5 x 11 casserole dish. Spread half meat and bean mixture over tortillas. Sprinkle half the cheese over meat and beans.

5. Add another layer of tortillas and meat & beans mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes.

Serves 6.






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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this and it is delicious. Yes it is higher in fat and calories, but I plan my whole day at once and make allowances somewhere else for the extras. Very tasty and feels like you are eating something sinful. - 5/22/09

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    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I have made this 3 or 4 times so far and love it. I notice that alot of people think its to high in fat and calories but I make it into 10 meals not 6 and have some veggies with it and that's plenty of food and cuts the calories way down. - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I relly liked this recipe. Even my 97 year old mother in-law liked it. I only made a couple of little changes to reduce the sodium (like no salt tomatoes), but nothing major. I think next time I might even spice things up a little more with extra chili powder, green chilis or salsa. - 5/29/09

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this is wonderful, my family loved it deffinatly cooking it agian, could possibly be 9 to 12 servings instead of six. - 6/2/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this and my fiance and son were both thrilled. I am gluten sensitive so I ate the filling without the tortillas. The tortilla layers really make a delicious difference so I recommend eating this as is. Maybe a little fat free sour cream as well. - 12/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I tried it tonight and it was delicious. It was the first time my family and I had black beans (Beans are very unpopular in Québec, I don't know why!). Every one loved it! Of course, it has a lot of calories, but since it tastes so good, I'll keep it for the special nights! - 11/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was great, very filling. I used Joseph's Whole Wheat tortillas (tons of fiber and protein, low cal) and this definetly makes at least 8 hearty servings. Can't wait to make it again! - 5/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I loved it. It was easy to prepare ahead of time. It served our hungry family of four and enough for two lunches afterwards. I do suggest blending the tomatoes if your young ones don't like them. - 1/7/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I just used a jar of Pace spicy salsa instead of the 2cps. tomato....Ole....Chef Jim.
    Also I put flax meal in almost everthing I cook now,hot or cold.
    - 12/25/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I liked this receipe. I don't care for a lot of cheese, so I don't eat much lasagna, but this was good. - 12/26/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent explosion of flavors! Much better than the old 'frito' pie I used to make. - 12/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    tried this tonight... we all loved it, including all the kids! someone mentioned that it was high in fat, but that's gotta be because of the black beans... and they ARE a good source of fiber!! - 12/1/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Needs some heat, celantro otherwise it is good. I know ...........Texans like it hot! - 11/22/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a fast and easy way to fix supper.Good for a change. - 11/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    i made this, and it was so fantastic, my children are asking me to definatly make it again, great compliments on the dish thank you soooooooooooo much. - 7/11/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. I actually found that this tasted better the next day as a leftover! I will make this again in the near future - 6/3/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very delicious! I added a drizzle of Hidden Valley's Spicy Ranch over the top and it was PERFECT!!! And very filling for one serving, too.. amazing. :D Thanks! - 5/29/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this but I used ranch style beans instead of black beans. Yum - 5/22/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family all enjoyed this (except my daughter who doesn't like beans) I plan to make it for our next church potluck because I'm sure it will be a winner! Thanks for sharing it with us. - 3/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this with 1/2 Ground Chicken and 1/2 Ground Beef it was excellent makes great leftovers - 2/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a wonderfully delicious version of lasagna made with ground turkey! I did have to exhange taco sauce for the tomato sauce (didn't have any on hand) and it was fabulous!!!! - 2/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome! Great flavor! My fiance' and I both loved it!!! - 12/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Exellent, full of flavor & yummy! - 11/20/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    excellent added more spices and a little hot sauce - 10/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved this and so did my 13yo DS. Even my DH liked it and he's not a fan of mexican food. Great mix of flavors. Nice firm casserole. Easy to make (I assembled it ahead of time.) and easy to tweak for those who care to. I can see using whatever I have on hand to put it together. GREAT IDEA! A Keeper! - 6/10/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just finished dinner and it was great with a salad. Next time I will substitute Rotel for the diced tomatoes. We like spicy! - 6/6/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this but don't see where the fat and calories are so high. Has anyone rechecked these calculations? It sure doesn't seem like it is higher than a regular lasagna which is about what this add up to. I don't trust these figures - 6/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe...Had to tweek it a bit to cut down sodium, carbs and calories and did my own black beans night before...I also microwaved it instead of oven...It reminds me of my pampered chef recipe I make at my shows...Love the black beans in it... - 5/22/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    You really don't need oil to saute onion. You can also greatly reduce the calories by using corn tortillas. Too much cheese! Try a dollop of fat free sour cream when serving instead. This recipe is too high in calories for me. - 5/22/09

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I liked this but had to add my own twist to it. First added peppers and a bag of frozen mixed veggies. Also cheated a little though, added more cheese and topped with sour cream. but came out with lots more servings so might not be so bad. also had not beans. - 3/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I always use lean beef when cooking but I think I'm going to try this using chicken next time. Also this would be great with bell peppers added to it to give it just a bit more flavor and I used pinto instead of black beans. - 5/23/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this is unbelievably good. I had to use lean beef no turkey on hand. substituted taco seasoning for chili powder and my can sizes were slightly more than called for. My hubby and I just loved it - 2/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just made it and it was fantastic! I used a 9x13 pan and it is easily 12 servings, much more fitting for my calorie budget than the 6 servings. Definitely making it again. - 11/25/07

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I plan on making this but re-entered the ingredients and got different calories - used ground chicken breasts -
    Nutritional info-
    Fat 10.1 g
    Carb: 54g
    Cal: 367.0
    Protein: 19.8 g
    Fiber: 12.7g
    WW pt = 5 points or less - 10/14/07

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this recipe came out way better than I expected. Leftovers tasted just as good as fresh. the only chnage I made to the recipe was to switch the plain tomato sauce with a large jar of picante sauce. - 6/4/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    love lasagna but way way to many calories - 5/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I made it for a party and nobody knew it was made with ground turkey! Yes, it's not DIET food, but this site preaches portion control and calorie counting, not abstinence. Definately making this again! - 5/22/09

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sorry, I don't dare try this recipe! Have Meniere's disease and I'm restricted to 1500 grams of sodium a day. It would be nice to find low fat, low sodium recipes. - 5/22/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, but way too much fat - 5/22/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have a slightly different version that is faster. Brown the meat, add the black beans, some low sodium salsa & frozen corn. Put some salsa in the bottom of the pan, then layer in your ww tortillas (I find that cutting them in half works great), 1/2 the meat bean combo, cheese & repeat. Bake 15 min - 11/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful. I used La Tortilla Low Carb tortillas and they made this dish very low carb. We loved it. I still have some left over in the fridge and it's great the second and third time around. Yummy and easy. - 11/18/08

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    to many calories and carbs. - 11/18/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    550 calories is a sensible amount for a main meal when you're aiming for betwwen 1200-1800 in a day, so go ahead and enjoy - yummy!! - 5/23/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a really good dish... will definantly make again! - 5/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    really excellent. I would make it again. - 5/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this. To cut fat use fat free cheddar and low fat tortillas. I make my own beans from dried beans for lower sodium too. Decrease the meat and add more beans for less fat too. - 5/22/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful! All of my kids loved it. I think this could be made in a 9x13 pan. I filled my 8x11 to the brim and still had about a 1/4 of the meat and bean mixture left over. (I'm going to freeze it and make burritos with it later.) - 1/24/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    just the way i like it , not too hot or spicy - 11/26/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great - my daughter gave it 10 stars! - 11/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was absolutely delicious! I only had three whole wheat tortillas, so I layered one on the bottom and then a layer of filling and cheese, on so on. - 11/25/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! Easy to make and what a pay-off. Full of wonderful flavor! We used mozzarella mixed with cheddar for a variation and topped with a few black olive slices when serving. - 11/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had to make this with ground beef but it was still good. It seemed to make a lot more than 6 servings. I made 8. - 11/18/07

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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very good - 11/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    GREAT - 11/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Had this yesterday and it was yummy! We like lots of heat so I added in some fresh bell peppers and jalapeños. I almost added some corn too but decided to leave it out. Really great - 9/12/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love! Love! Love! Even my husband ate it!!! - 7/5/07

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I made this for dinner last night, and my boyfriend and I loved it. - 6/10/07

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful recipe. You can cut slices smaller (12 instead of 6)and make them in half and still have a very filling meal. - 3/10/07

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  • awesome recipe... I sub salsa for the tomato sauce and seasonings - cuts down on time and ingredients... - 8/27/12

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  • I've made this so many times and it's always a hit! - 6/17/12

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  • Fantastic, easy to prepare, and my husband loved it. - 6/16/11

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  • This was very good but it is a lot of calories. The amount of the serving is large though so perhaps the serving size could be decreased to decrease the calories. - 4/9/10

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  • I have made Mexican Lasagna before. My recipe includes a layer of sauted peppers & onions, just to get more veggies. We also like spicy so I add some hot suace and hot salsa to the ground turkey after cooking and draining it. Yum! I also use whole wheat tortillas for the extra fiber & health benefit - 4/2/10

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  • My son really liked this! I didn't use the oil and we did divide it into 12 servings (although he did have 2). - 1/29/10

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  • Can Chef Megan make us an alternative low calorie recipe? 545 is way too much for one serving. - 1/14/10

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  • I normally make mine the same way & I will be making it on Wednesday. - 12/28/09

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  • Is there a way to cut all that salt? - 12/28/09

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  • m m good - 12/28/09

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  • This was wonderful!!! - 12/26/09

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  • GOT TO DO THIS ONE LOVE TOCOS AND THE TASTED OF CUMIN ON FOOD - 12/26/09

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  • sounds good, but the calories and sodium and cholesterol make it seem not very "diet -friendly"--might do like someone said --adjust my other meals to make room for this one. - 12/26/09

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  • This is an awesome recipe and it allows for personal tweaking in many ways. I also am questioning the calorie and fat info--I am going to recalculate this because this doesn't match many of my recipes with similar ingredients. - 12/26/09

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  • It's good, but I can't make it for my Dad with the beans, as he's on dialysis and beans are bad for dialysis patients. - 12/26/09

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  • Sounds like a doer. - 12/26/09

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  • We all really enjoyed this one. Very good! - 11/19/09

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  • sounds good must try it! - 11/14/09

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  • sounds good - 10/30/09

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  • I am going to try this but I don't like blackbeans so I am going to try refried ones - 10/29/09

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  • Made it last night. This is very good will keep it on at least once a month plan. Mmmmmmmmmmm - 10/29/09

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  • I rarely go look at receipes because of all the negative comments from other members but decided I would risk it since the receipe looks so good. Now it has ruined my day - if you don't want to try it then don't, but don't ruin it for the rest of us! - 10/29/09

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  • I took this to a church get-together.Didn't even get to eat any myself! It was long gone.Everyone loved it! - 10/29/09

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  • I make this with turkey, chicken or ground beef. use meat & seasoning, tortillas, beans and cheese. Tortilla on bottom, beans, meat then chese in layers cover dish with glad wrap and microwave about 10 minutes YUMMMy. Cheesier flavor-blend cottage cheese wth cheese til smooth adds protein - 10/28/09

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  • 547 calories in one recipe????? I don't care how good it tastes, that is way too much for me! - 10/28/09

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  • Fantastic idea, my family LOVES mexican food and this is a winner!! - 10/28/09

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  • sounds tasty, no beans for me otherwise I will try. - 10/28/09

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  • If I were to make this dish I would definately look at ways to reduce the large amount of sodium. - 10/28/09

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  • I was wondering if the spieces were a bit much since it was calling for a tablespoon please let me know for I want to make this but I can't have really spiecy foods. - 10/28/09

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and I thought it was good can't complain - 6/25/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like it's going to be as good as the enchilada casserole I made the other day. I'm going to prepare it for dinner today. - 5/22/09

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    cut out the tortillas and serve over a bed of mixed greens topped with tomatoes! - 5/22/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would like to try this recipe, it sounds easy to make and it sounds like it taste good from what the ratings show. - 5/22/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds very good - 1/3/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good, but is a bit high in fat. I would use vegetarian crumble or "chicken style" seitan, cut the cheese in half and use crushed tomatoes or low sodium tomato juice instead of tomato sauce. That would help cut the fat, caloroes and sodium and it would still taste great. - 1/1/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I plan to make this recipe. sounds like mine with a few different touches:) - 12/25/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely try this. We bought five turkeys on sale for 49 cents a pound after Thanksgiving so interesting turkey recipees are appreciated! As for the calories, I will probably consider this to have 8 servings rather than six to cut back on calories. - 12/25/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. Added it to my recipe box. - 11/18/08

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a recipe that I will make later this week when we have company over for dinner. It sounds like it will be a hit with everyone in my house! I halved the serving size (plenty!) and thereby cut the calories in half! - 11/18/08

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    Love it! - 11/18/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds real good! - 11/18/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious and yes, very healthy for a lasagna if you use 93% lean ground turkey, low fat or fat free cheeses. Instead of six, cut it into nine slices. People need to stop complaining. It's all tweakable. - 11/18/08

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