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Taco Noodle Dish Recipe

Taco Noodle Dish Recipe

I got creative while we were housebound during a snowstorm one winter...and used ingredients I had on hand to come up with this hearty casserole. Later, I modified it so it has less fat and fewer calories. —Judy Munger, Warren, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions for al dente; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook and crumble turkey over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain. Stir in seasonings, tomato sauce, chilies and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  • 3. Spread noodles in a 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with turkey mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.
  • 4. Top casserole with lettuce, tomatoes, olives and taco sauce. Serve with sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe Note

Health Tip: Even reduced-sodium taco seasoning adds over 300mg sodium per serving. Make your own with 4 tsp. dried minced onion, 3 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. cornstarch, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. cumin, ½ tsp. dried oregano and 1/8 tsp. cayenne.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 455 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 954mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein.

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kyle1987 User ID: 1583898 261606
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"This dish was ok. The noodle layer is kind of dry and could use more flavor. If I make it again, I think I'll try some sort of sauce or something to add to the noodles."

chrissellscandles User ID: 2752798 223250
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2015

"We love this recipe! I've been making it for quite a few years. I only use one pound of ground turkey, though, and use 3 cups of noodles. The whole thing gets eaten in one sitting."

happyian User ID: 3536641 61009
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Very good! I used tomato basil pasta and my 4 yr old even ate it - and he is very picky! It's a keeper!"

zakons User ID: 1139935 57783
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"Made this tonight, it is a keeper of a recipe. Received a thumbs up from all who ate it.. It was enough for 3 adults and 2 kids. I would double it for more people.

I used one bag of noodles and it was fine.
I made as directed, only, I put each of the final toppings in separate bowls on the table, so each person could add the items they liked. (Some like ripe olives, tomatoes or sour cream and others don't)
It was like a taco salad without the taco.
I goofed and bought hot taco sauce, so only a couple put the hot sauce on it. I wil make this again...And double for company."

Shuddertoes User ID: 1715978 61007
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"I think I used too many was a bit dry, but still delicious. I scribbled this recipe down so quickly that I never noted when to add the taco I ended up throwing it into the meat mixture! It actually tasted quite good, lol. Overall, this is a filling and delicious...the toppings at the end make it fabulous. Next time I will MEASURE the noodles instead of eyeballing them. Thanks for this great recipe!"

ashbaby User ID: 5733554 67759
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"first time tryin it and it was really good..used beef instead of turkey"

annedailey User ID: 3444318 136259
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"My husband raved about how good this dish was. The next day after we had it, he told me to feel free to make it again...soon!

I only used one pound of ground turkey; it seemed like that was plenty (even with the two cups of noodles)."

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