The lighter side of nachos grandes

sherry monfils


I love nachos but not all the fat and calories, so I decided to make my original recipe a little lighter. I was happily surprised at how good these tasted!

Calories; 132
Fat; 3 grams total.
Carbs; 19 grams

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12 ( small servings.)


15 Min


5 Min




1 tsp
canola oil
1/4 lb
ground lean turkey
1 c
red kidney beans, drained
1 small
yellow onion, finely chopped
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes w/ chiles, drained well
2 tsp
dry taco seasoning mix
6-8 oz
reduced fat, baked tortilla chips
1 c
reduced fat, shredded mexican style cheese, i used kraft
pitted black olives, sliced
1/4 c
sliced, pickled jalapeno peppers, drained. can find in gourmet food aisle
1/2 c
fat-free sour cream, i used daisy's brand
1/4 c
chopped green onions, green parts only

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 425. Lightly spray a baking sheet w/ cooking spray. Heat oil in lg skillet over med-high heat. Add ground turkey, red kidney beans and onion. Cook until turkey is cooked through, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you stir.
Stir in tomatoes and taco seasoning. Cook, stirring until thickened. Reduce heat and keep warm.
Place tortilla chips on prepared baking sheet. Make sure to put them down in a single layer. Top evenly w/ turkey mix. Sprinkle evenly with cheese, olives and jalapeno peppers. Bake about 5 mins or until cheese is melted. Pile nachos on plates and serve with sour cream.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Carb