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

How to Make The lighter side of nachos grandes


  • 1Heat 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.
  • 2Stir in tomatoes and taco seasoning. Cook, stirring until thickened. Reduce heat and keep warm.
  • 3Place 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.

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About The lighter side of nachos grandes

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