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Enjoy comfort food the healthy way with this cheesy taco vegetable skillet.

Watching your weight and striving for healthy eating habits doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy food that’s tasty and filling.

This recipe for cheesy taco vegetable skillet fulfills all of the above with a meal your family will love.


16 oz lean ground beef

1 cup assorted bell peppers, chopped

10 oz can Rotel

3/4 cup zucchini, chopped

3 cups baby kale or spinach, chopped

1 tbsp plus 1 tsp taco seasoning

1 cup 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese

Green onions to garnish


In large skillet, brown ground beef and drain cooked meat of excess fat; add bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and kale.

Stir in taco seasoning and cook for about five more minutes or until spinach is fully wilted.

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and cover pan allowing the cheese to melt or put the meat mixture in a 9-inch pie dish and place in oven at 350 degrees until cheese has melted.

Option: Serve with corn tortillas and a side green salad if you are on 5&1 plan.

1 Comment

Aug 13, 2023

It's the perfect blend of comfort food and nutritious choices. This dish reminded me so much of the beautiful flavors I once tasted at a Vietnamese restaurant, even though the cuisines are quite different. It's amazing how food, from wherever it originates, can resonate on the same frequency of warmth and nostalgia. If you're someone who loves the rich flavors of comfort food but doesn’t want to compromise on health, this recipe is a must-try. Major kudos to the creators for showing us that indulgent meals can be both healthy and scrumptious!

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