Low Carb High Protein Taco Bake

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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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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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