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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 160.8
  • Total Fat: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 47.5 mg
  • Sodium: 449.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 22.2 g

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Low Carb High Protein Taco Bake

Submitted by: CRKDHALO

Introduction

For those of us who are low carb and high protein, this one is great and low-cal too. You can serve with Serve with additional toppings like shredded lettuce, jalapenos, guacamole, ripe olives, sour cream or salsa, but be sure to add in your nutrition info.
For those of us who are low carb and high protein, this one is great and low-cal too. You can serve with Serve with additional toppings like shredded lettuce, jalapenos, guacamole, ripe olives, sour cream or salsa, but be sure to add in your nutrition info.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Crust
    4 ounces fat free cream cheese, softened
    3 egg whites
    1/3 cup Fat free half and half
    1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
    8 ounces low fat cheddar cheese, shredded

    Topping
    1 lb ground turkey, 93% lean
    3 teaspoons taco seasoning
    1/4 cup tomato sauce
    4 ounces chopped green chilies
    8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

1 For the crust, beat the cream cheese and eggs until smooth.
2 Add the cream and seasoning.
3 Grease a 9"x13" baking dish; spread the cheese over the bottom.
4 Pour in the egg mixture as evenly as possible.
5 Bake at 375F, 25-30 minutes.
6 Let stand 5 minutes before adding the topping.
7 For the topping, brown the hamburger; drain fat.
8 Stir in the seasoning, tomato sauce and chiles.
9 Spread over the crust.
10 Top with cheese.
11 Reduce oven to 350F and bake another 20 minutes or so until hot and bubbly.
12 Serve with the toppings of your choice (add additional carbs).
Makes 8 servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CRKDHALO.






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  • Incredible!
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    My family LOVED it! They didn't realize it was "low carb". I served it with quacamole. YUM! The only changes I made: I used a whole block of cream cheese and 2 whole eggs (there is a lot of good stuff in the yoke) and I mixed ground turkey with ground beef to make a bigger batch. Thumbs up! - 12/5/09

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  • 5 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was good but the calorie count is wrong. Lowfat Cheddar cheese is 80 calories for 1 serving(1/4 cup)if you are only using 8 OZ, but this recipe requires 16 oz so you are looking 160 cal. for the cheese alone, as opposed to 50 calories which is stated on the recipe. 260+ cal for a tiny serving. - 1/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! I used regular cheddar cheese for the whole thing because I don't like the way low-fat cheese melts. But as the recipe says you can totally use the low-fat cheese in the crust. - 12/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was really good..I did use beef instead (not a turkey fan), not as lowfat but good for Atkins - 11/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very very good, I did not have green chili's so I used a 7 oz. can of Herdez salsa & left out the tomato sauce. Also used whole milk instead of half and half.
    I plated it on a bed of shredded lettuce & diced tomatoes topped with 1 tablespoon of ranch dressing. Placed slice of baked taco on top. - 10/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    FANTASTIC!! Whole family loved it and it keeps well in fridge and freezer too! - 8/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this recipe! I tried it with a 1.25 lb package of ground beef and a whole 4 oz can of tomato sauce to avoid waste. I also used only half the cheese. It turned out great, and I will make it again. - 7/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was very good. My husband even liked it! The only change I made was I used chicken breast instead of ground turkey. I will definitely make this again. - 1/16/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my husband and I today. I used soy crumbles instead of the meat and he did not even know it. It was also very easy. I will be making this one again. - 6/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    be still my heart! There's nothing like gooey cheese! This dish has excellent flavor; - 6/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loves this! Def a keeper! Used salsa in place of sauce as others mentioned. Only used 1/2 the cheese (regular cheddar). Egg beaters in place of egg whites. Gonna make again soon! 255 calories w/ my changes per serving. - 5/20/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good but had issues with it sticking to pan. - 3/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    One word: Fantastic! I will make this dish over and over again. It's easy, delicious and affordable. Use your imagination to change toppings to fit your mood/taste. This is one of my favorite dishes, if not the favorite. I eat it like a Pizza, which I don't eat any longer. Thank you. - 11/4/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I changed a few things like: chicken for turkey, low fat/fat free cheese for regular cheese, egg beaters vs. egg whites, salsa vs. tomato sauce & chilies, omitted the half & half (didn't have), used 1/3 less fat cream cheese vs. fat free, and low sodium taco seasoning.... and it came out great! - 3/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made it and brought it in too work and everyone went crazy over it! They keep asking me when I am bringing it in again! - 2/6/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was great!! It is cheesy without the fat!! I used fat free cheese and only 8 oz. total. I also left out the half and half as I didn't have it at home. I still loved the recipe and will deff be cooking this again! - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night! Very yummy. Fiance loved it too!! Great with a few chips crumbled on top! - 1/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and it was fantastic, my husband even loved it and he's not that much on turkey or chicken either one. - 1/17/10

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  • SO yummy! - 1/3/12

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  • Great topped with lettuce and sour cream! I used taco sauce in place of tomato sauce which gave it a great flavor! - 11/20/11

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  • Really very easy to make. Loved it. Even my picky 2 yr old would eat it! Will definitely make again. - 11/17/11

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  • This was very good and so different. I piled on shredded lettuce, onions, avocado and salsa and it was delicious. - 11/16/11

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  • Great dish! My family loved it especially my husband who really hates anything healthy. One of the things he really liked about this dish is that is wasn't messy to eat in a taco shell. He requested I always make this instead of plain taco meat. I ate it with lettuce and salsa and it was awesome! - 10/27/11

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  • This was really good... I used ground beef instead of turkey, and salsa instead of tomato sauce...my family loved it!! :-) - 10/3/11

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  • made this for the entire family, had great feedback! thank you! - 10/1/11

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