Monday, January 7, 2013

Mexican Lasagna Cream Cheese Roll Ups


Today has been one of those days where I didn't have my dinner menu planned out ahead of time. I was in the mood for Mexican but didn't feel like the usual tacos. I was thinking about making Mexican lasagna but then decided to mix it up a bit and make roll ups instead. Since I've been dieting I decided to use flour tortillas instead of lasagna noodles to make it lower in carbs. The dish turned out great!


Mexican Lasagna Cream Cheese Roll Ups
Makes Approx 12 roll ups
WW PP=4 per roll up
Cal 165, Fat 7.4g, Carbs 11.1g, Fiber 1g, Protein 11.8g

Ingredients
16 oz lean ground beef (I used ground turkey)
3 large flour tortillas cut into 3 inch strips
1 taco packet
4 oz cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used reduced fat)
1 can chopped green chilies
1/2 cup corn
1 cup crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup salsa
sour cream, and green onion for topping, optional

Lightly coat a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread a small amount of tomatoes onto the bottom of the dish.
In a large saucepan brown ground beef, drain. Add taco seasoning, cream cheese, corn, green chilies, and tomatoes. Stir until cream cheese is melted.
Evenly divide meat mixture onto tortilla strips. Roll up and place, seam side down, into the baking dish. Pour salsa over top and sprinkle cheddar cheese over the roll ups and cook at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Serve with sour cream and green onions, if desired. Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. ooooh, great idea! i'm starving now! :)

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  2. Love the idea of substituting tortillas for lasagna noodles. I, too, am on Weight Watchers - well, I'm a lifetime member. It works! Keep it up and good luck...

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    1. Thanks! I like how the tortillas lowered the point value.

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  3. These look so good. I love how you used tortillas instead! neat idea i think ill try one of these days!
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  4. Quite a nice lasagna variation without all the calories....definitely worth a try.

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  5. This looks so beautiful and delicious! I like pasta way more than tortillas, so this is perfect for me!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - Hope to see you there again next week with more deliciousness :)

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  6. Oh my goodness! Why do I need to be seeing this late at night? lol. :-)
    It looks SO good. I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

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