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Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) can tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 (7-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans diced green chilies
  • 1 package reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half or unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

Stovetop Version:

  1. Brown the lean ground meat over medium heat in a medium-size saucepot or Dutch oven. Drain off any excess grease.
  2. Add the chopped peppers, undrained tomatoes, reduced-sodium beef broth, tomato paste, green chilies, and taco seasoning. Stir well.
  3. Allow the soup to simmer over medium-low heat uncovered for approximately 20 minutes until the tomato juice has reduced and thickened.
  4. Stir in the softened light cream cheese and fat-free half-and-half just before serving.
  1. Brown the lean ground meat as directed, drain off any grease, and transfer it to a slow cooker.
  2. Add the chopped peppers, undrained tomatoes, reduced-sodium beef broth, tomato paste, green chilies, and taco seasoning. Stir well.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Just before serving, add the softened light cream cheese and fat-free half-and-half. Stir until dissolved.

W/W Note:

  • Use lean ground meat to reduce Smart Points.
  • Opt for reduced-sodium beef broth and taco seasoning.
  • Choose light cream cheese and fat-free half-and-half for lower fat content.

Nutrition Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 279
  • Total Fat: 15.8g
  • Cholesterol: 93.9mg
  • Sodium: 466mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6.9g
  • Net Carbohydrates: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sugar: 4.5g
  • Protein: 49.8g

Enjoy this Lightened-Up Cheesy Taco Soup while staying mindful of your Smart Points!

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