Tex-Mex Squash Casserole with Rotel


Add a little zing with Rotel to those boring mushroom soup squash casseroles with this inexpensive, low-carb treat.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 casserole


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 medium yellow squash, sliced

  • 1 small onion, sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or to taste

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet, mixing in taco seasoning as directed on the package, until meat is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Set beef aside on a plate.

  3. Heat oil in the skillet over medium heat. Mix in squash, onion, and garlic; saute until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add beef and diced tomatoes to the skillet. Season with cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Transfer mixture to an oven-proof casserole dish. Top with Mexican cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use ground turkey instead of beef, regular diced tomatoes instead of Rotel, and shredded Cheddar cheese instead of a Mexican blend.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
19g Fat
11g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 782mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 472mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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