Keto & Low-Carb Lean and Green Yellow Squash Taco Casserole

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Yellow Squash Taco Casserole
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Tip: Recipe makes 5 servings, but casserole can be divided into individual 1 serving portions and freezing for later.

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Cooking Time
25 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes

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Lean & Green Yellow Squash Taco Casserole Ingredients

  • 1.25 lbs Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 cup Yellow Squash Sliced
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin
  • 1.5 tsp Paprika
  • 1.5 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 cup Low Fat Cheddar Cheese Grated

Lean & Green Yellow Squash Taco Casserole Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Cook the ground beef. After browning the meat, add the canned Diced tomatoes and seasonings to the ground beef and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Place the sliced squash to the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  4. Place meat mixture on top of squash, sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes.

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Hi - the instructions call for adding canned diced tomatoes, but that is missing from the ingredient list. What quantity of canned diced tomatoes should be used? Thanks!

Can I use ground turkey instead of beef for any of the recipes that call for beef?

Can I use ground turkey instead of beef for any of the recipes that call for beef?

Can I use ground turkey instead of beef for any of the recipes that call for beef?

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