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Turkey Quinoa Taco Bake

  • Author: Nancylynn
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mexican
  • Method: Oven

Description

This Turkey Quinoa Taco Bake is a family comfort food favorite, hidden veggies and all. Using precooked quinoa, store bought pico and canned tomato sauce, dinner will be on the table in no time!

 


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb of lean ground turkey
  • 2 1/2 cups of diced onion, tomato and peppers **you can use premade fresh salsa or 2 cans of Rotelle
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce (use homemade or no sugar added to count as a GREEN!)
  • 1 cup of shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 3 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1/3 cup of avocado
  • 1 T of chili powder
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Sauté the garlic and turkey until the meat is no longer pink. Add spices and tomato mixture and simmer for few minutes.
  2. Next, add in the secret shredded zucchini. Again- simmer together for two minutes or so.
  3. Add cooked quinoa and sauce.
  4. Spray a casserole pan with cooking spray and add meat and quinoa mixture. Top with cheese and fresh cilantro.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly awesome. Portion into 4 servings and top with avocado

Notes

Makes 4 servings

21 Day Fix: 1 GREEN, 1 YELLOW, 1 BLUE, 1 RED (per serving)

WW: Purple- 4 points; Blue- 7 points; Green- 9 points (per serving) [Calculated using 99% Turkey and reduced fat cheese]


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of pan