Mondays are rough, aren’t they?
Who wants to get up at zero dark thirty after a lovely weekend of sleeping in until the sun actually rises?
Nevertheless, here I am on Monday morning at 5:00 am writing this blog post, and contemplating how much time I need to get to work on time.
When I return home where it will be just as dark as it was when I left, it’s a good thing I have this easy taco casserole waiting for dinner.
All it takes to make this spicy casserole is a container of pico de gallo, a spaghetti squash you’ve cooked in the microwave, and a package of lean ground beef.
(If you’re not a spaghetti squash fan, try some cooked nutty brown rice instead. )
I’ll sprinkle a little sharp cheddar cheese over my bowl and plop a dollop of sour cream on top, then I can recover from having to start another work week.
Do you have a favorite Monday meal? Be sure and leave a comment. I need all the help I can get on Mondays.
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 6 cups spaghetti squash, cooked
- ½ tablespoon Mexican seasoning
- 1 ½ cup pico de gallo, store purchased
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ cup cilantro, minced
- 8 tablespoons low fat cheddar cheese
- 4 tablespoons low fat sour cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly spray a square baking dish with cooking spray. Combine squash and Mexican seasoning and spread over the bottom of the dish.
- In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat add meat, 1 cup pico de gallo and cumin. Cook until meat is cooked through - about 10 minutes. Drain off fat and liquid.
- Spread meat over the squash and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 10 minutes to melt the cheese.
- Top the casserole with remaining 1/2 cup pico and cilantro. Serve with 2 teaspoons sour cream each.
Calories: 278kcal Weight Watchers PointsPlus 7 Saturated fatty acids: 4.05g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 3.16g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.76g Total fat: 7.97g Calories from fat: 71 Cholesterol: 76mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 21.94g Total dietary fiber: 4.52g Protein: 28.76g
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Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.