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Vegetarian Taco Casserole, Bariatric Recipe

Super Easy Stovetop (One pan) Recipe | Weight Loss Surgery Recipe

One Pan Vegetarian Taco Casserole | Bariatric Recipe!

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We loved the original version of this recipe so much, we created a vegetarian twist for our bariatric followers who are meat-free! We substituted tofu for the meat used in our taco casserole recipe.

If you’re looking for a low-carb substitute for tacos or your favorite Mexican dish after weight loss surgery – look no further. This is the one for you.    

We used tofu as a protein filler in this recipe, and boy, was it delicious! We used the Ozeri food scale to weigh out the amount of tofu in this casserole. We suggest using a food scale for your protein as it allows you to more accurately count protein and meet your protein goals for the day. We all know how important getting your protein in after weight loss surgery is.

Using recipes like this to fulfill your cravings for specific types of food is a must for post-op weight loss surgery patients. The great thing about our bariatric recipes is that they do not lack flavor either. Just because you are eating healthy, does not mean you have to eat bland meals. This is a great meal for patients on the VSG diet or anyone eating after the gastric bypass surgery.

Did we mention this recipe is CRAZY easy to make? Just throw your ingredients into a pan,let the flavor from the veggies and taco seasoning marry, let the cheese melt, and you’re done!

Sometimes an easy, fast, and delicious recipe is all you need to make evenings at home just that much easier after bariatric surgery. This recipe makes so much, it’s a great way to meal prep for you weight loss journey.

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Vegetarian Stovetop Taco Casserole | Bariatric Surgery Recipe


1 lb Tofu

1 pack of taco seasoning

Avocado cooking oil

1 small yellow onion chopped

1 small zucchini chopped

1 Tbsp minced garlic

8 oz Rotel

½ can black beans

2 cups shredded mexican blend cheese

Cilantro chopped


  1. Heat avocado oil in pan and fry tofu until golden brown.
  2. Saute onion, zucchini, and minced garlic until soft.
  3. Add Rotel, tofu, black beans, and taco seasoning. Mix.
  4. Cover and simmer. 
  5. Top evenly with cheese and cover until cheese is melted.
  6. Garnish with cilantro. 
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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