Friday, July 13, 2012

Taco Pie!

This taco pie was such a fun and tasty idea that I just had to make it (healthier of course).  It was super easy and the hubby LOVED it!  I think it might be a new weeknight staple :)  Directions on how to make this "fiesta in a pie dish" listed below...

While your deep dish pie crust is pre baking in the oven at 450 for 10 minutes, 
brown your taco seasoned lean ground turkey in a pan until cooked through 
(Jennie-O is the most flavor packed version of this!)

Pour the cooked ground turkey meat into your semi-cooked pie crust and then top with LOTS of all-natural or 2% grated cheddar cheese

bake in the oven at 450 for an additional 5 -8 minutes or until the cheese melts and everything is heated through

top with shredded lettuce
(unless you want to save some for leftovers, in that case put the toppings on your individual serving, so that they don't get soggy or warm after reheating)

dice up some roma tomatoes and avocados to toss on top and drizzle with light or reduced fat buttermilk ranch dressing

I served ours with some lime infused brown rice and black beans topped with queso fresco
* It doesn't cut perfectly, but that is the beauty of pie, right?!?!

1 comment:

  1. had a lot of fun perusing your blog... this looks so yummy. thanks for sharing great ideas!