When it comes to healthy eating, many people wrongly think they have to deprive themselves of their favorites. That’s simply false, especially when you’re following Weight Watchers! One of my favorite ingredients to use is ground beef because it’s so versatile, affordable, and easy to cook with, and that’s why I put together this list of 28 delicious and healthy Weight Watchers ground beef recipes to share the goodness with you.

It has everything from classic Beef Tacos to Spicy Ragu Gnocchi and Unstuffed Cabbage! 

I picked these recipes specifically because I know they will satisfy your cravings and keep you on track just like they did for me. 

Each post contains nutritional information, including points from the Weight Watchers Freestyle plan, the Blue & Purple plans and Green plan. It’s never been easier to track your points while eating good food.

A tip: when I’m on a weight loss journey I cook in bulk in order to save time and money during my busy weeks. My favorite recipes on this list for meal prepping include the Beef Enchilada Casserole, Egg Roll in a Bowl, and Deep Dish Pizza Casserole!

And if you are looking for even more ww friendly recipes be sure to check out 30 of my favorite weight watchers recipes for any occasion.

Bowl of taco soup ready to be served.

1. Weight Watchers Ground Beef Taco Soup

Ground Beef Taco Soup is the Weight Watchers recipe you have to try with only 4 smart points per bowl. It’s absolutely bursting with flavor and uses simple pantry staples like beans, tomato, corn, onion, corn chips, and sour cream. Keep in mind the chips and sour cream add extra points. You can add as many vegetables as you like! As always with recipes like this, you can use ground chicken or turkey instead of beef.

2. Taco Fiesta Bubble Up Casserole

What is a bubble up casserole? It’s a super fun and tasty way to add biscuit dough to a recipe that rises and “bubbles.” And this amazing Taco Fiesta bake will knock everyone’s socks off with 6 servings total, containing 254 calories and WW 8 points.

All you have to do is brown up the beef in a pan, put half of the biscuit pieces in the bottom of the casserole dish, add the beef and other ingredients, repeat layers, then bake!

3. Homemade Hamburger Helper

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to store-bought meals, try making Homemade Hamburger Helper! This Homemade Hamburger Helper is just as quick and easy as the box version too. Plus you can use the stove or your instant pot, whatever you’re in the mood for.

Made with simple ingredients like ground beef, thyme, onion powder, paprika, garlic, salt & pepper, tomato paste, corn starch, beef broth, milk, pasta, and hredded cheese! Weight Watchers ground beef recipes like this are great for the whole family too.

4. Weight Watchers Beef Enchilada Casserole

You will love this guilt-free Tex-Mex feast also known as Weight Watchers Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole. You won’t believe it’s weight loss friendly once you have a bite. It’s a quick-and-easy, fuss-free meal that’s baked to perfection with minimal ingredients that are low in calories, too.

According to the current 2023 WeightWatchers Program each serving of this meal has 5 points.

5. Weight Watchers Taco Pie

If you’re looking for a tasty and filling meal that’s perfect for any night of the week try this Weight Watchers Taco Pie. It’s full of all your favorite comfort food flavors like beef, onion, tomato, corn, tortillas, and fat-free shredded cheddar cheese! With only 4 WW points in the Blue, Green, and Purple plans, it’s never been easier to eat what you want while still managing your weight loss journey.

6. WW Crock Pot Picadillo

For an easy and delicious meal, try making Crock Pot Picadillo.

You only need a few simple pantry staple ingredients like lean ground beef, onion, diced red bell peppers, garlic, cilantro, and tomatoe. You’ll also need alcaparrado, manzanilla olives, pimientos, capers or green olives, and a few more herbs and spices.

Brown the beef before adding in the rest, let it simmer in the crockpot and enjoy your Weight Watchers ground beef recipe! Slow cooker meals like this are always a crowd pleaser.

7. Weight Watchers Spicy Ragu Gnocchi

Spicy Ragu Gnocchi is so mouth-watering, easy to make, and satisfying. It’s the perfect lightened up recipe using ground beef with only 7 SmartPoints per serving.

The best part is that anyone can whip up this filling recipe for lunch, dinner, or meal prep. Whether you’re following a Weight Watchers plan or simply looking for a tasty and healthy meal, this ground beef recipe won’t disappoint. I like to make a big batch then eat the leftovers throughout the week.

8. Weight Watchers Beef Enchiladas

These ground beef enchiladas from Weight Watchers are packed with flavor. With ingredients like tender shredded carne asada and a delicious homemade red sauce, what’s not to love?

But the best part is that they’re healthy and lower in calories and fat. You won’t believe it’s lightened up at all. So indulge in this Mexican-inspired recipe without worrying about your waistline! My favorite thing to do is serve it with a side of cauliflower rice.

9. WW Cottage Pie Recipe 

If you’re following the Weight Watchers Blue or Green plan, this Cottage Pie recipe is for you! It’s only 5 SmartPoints per serving unless you’re following the Purple Plan, then it’s just 3 SmartPoints. Plus you can even make it ahead of time then reheat it in the oven for dinner.

It’s even freezer friendly, making it one of my favorite meal plan recipes. So if you’re on the look out for convenient Weight Watchers ground beef recipes, add this one to your list.

10. Weight Watchers Egg Roll in a Bowl

Weight Watchers Egg Roll in a Bowl will quickly become your new favorite healthy Asian-inspired recipe. This quick and easy one-skillet meal is ready in under 20 minutes!

Weight Watchers points are 2 on the Green Plan, 1 on Blue and Purple! With tasty ingredients like ground beef, cabbage, shredded carrots, and ginger you won’t be disappointed. This dish takes less than 30 minutes and makes 6 portions.

11. WW Unstuffed Cabbage 

Looking for a quick and healthy dinner that’s also family-friendly? Look no further than this Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls recipe!

This 30-minute meal is perfect for Weight Watchers because it’s low in carbs and calories. The best part is that it’s also quick and easy with minimal prep work. In fact, you only need one skillet and the ingredients. The combination of ground beef and cabbage is filling and scrumptious.

12. WW Swedish Meatballs

Indulge in this delectable recipe for Swedish Meatballs from Weight Watchers. With a luscious creamy sauce that will have you amazed that it’s only 6 SmartPoints per serving on the Weight Watchers Freestyle/Flex plan.

The flavors are savory, creamy, and satisfying with wholesome ingredients. The beef meatballs are served with a generous portion of zucchini noodles for a low carb meal everyone will love. You can make the zoodles yourself with a spiralizer or buy precut ones from the frozen vegetable section of your local grocery store.

13. WW One-Pot Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

Looking for amazing Weight Watchers ground beef recipes that you can make in one pot? This Cheeseburger Pasta hits the nail on the head.

Featuring ingredients like lean ground beef, chicken broth, tomatoes, and macaroni and cheese, it’s a recipe the whole family will be excited to eat. One cup serving is about 350 calories and just 7 SmartPoints on the Green, Blue, and Purple Weight Watchers plans, or 9 PointsPlus on the old plan.

14. Weight Watchers Vegetable Hamburger Soup

Weight Watchers Vegetable Hamburger Soup is cozy, comforting, and perfect for a chilly day. With a hearty filling flavor that comes together in just 30 minutes. The best part is that it is Weight Watchers Friendly and easily customizable.

Add any vegetables you want for an extra nutritious meal that will put a smile on everyone’s face. It’s a classic dinner idea with ground beef that is immersed in the flavors of the soup.

15. Weight Watchers Patty Melt

The Weight Watchers patty melt is a classic sandwich style recipe that’s always a crowd pleaser. With ingredients like ground beef burger patty, melted cheese, and sautéed onions you won’t be disappointed.

The best way to keep the recipe Weight Watchers friendly is to use Sara Lee 45 calorie whole wheat honey bread and only 3 ounces of ground beef. The patty is seasoned with Worcestershire sauce and flattened to prevent shrinkage while cooking. Also you can use Sargento ultra-thin mild cheddar cheese, but Swiss cheese also works and lower Freestyle points.

16. Weight Watchers Sloppy Joes

Weight Watchers Sloppy Joes are a classic household dinner recipe. It’s wholesome, healthy, and flavorful with scrumptious ground beef that’s perfect for family dinners and party guests.

In just 35 minutes flat you can have 4 generous servings. Double the ingredients to make extra for the next day! Making it in your instant pot just makes it even more convenient. Serve it on a whole wheat bun with your favorite healthy sides.

17. Skinny Meatloaf 

Enjoy a tasty and healthy dinner with Weight Watchers Skinny Meatloaf. Made with extra lean 96% ground beef, this recipe doesn’t skimp on flavor. With ingredients like ketchup, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper it’s sure to knock your socks off.

To add a touch of sweetness, packed brown sugar is used. Replace it with something like Monk Fruit if you want to lower the calories and avoid sugar. This easy-to-make meatloaf is perfect for the entire family any day of the week.

18. WW Salisbury Steak Recipe

I was initially reluctant about Salisbury steak, but I completely changed my mind after I tasted this recipe. This Weight Watchers Salisbury steak recipe has become a favorite in my household because it’s simple, nutritious, and so delicious.

My husband is particularly fond of the mushrooms that I added last time. So if you’re looking for lower-point WW meals with ground beef that your whole family can enjoy, try this one. This is one Weight Watchers ground beef recipe you will want to make all the time.

19. Weight Watchers Ground Beef Chili Tacos Recipe

Satisfy your taco cravings with this Weight Watchers ground beef chili recipe. The combination of chili and tacos is out of this world amazing. You won’t believe it’s also healthy.

Using simple ingredients like chili powder, garlic, kidney beans, and tomato sauce creating a spectacular flavor. I like to add a dash of chipotle peppers to include a Tex-Mex flair. Ready in just 38 minutes, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights!

20. WW Spicy Beef Tacos

As far as I’m concerned, I could eat tacos every night, and if they’re also weight watchers friendly, you know I’m in! The ground beef is seasoned with cumin and coriander, making it excellent for all things Mexican.

The canned diced tomatoes and jalapeños add a spicy and filling element. Serve up with some healthy black beans mixed with canned corn and red bell peppers. Ready in just 38 minutes, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. The entire recipe has 7 Weight Watchers points.

21. Weight Watchers Taco Pasta

Everyone adores the mouth-watering blend of Mexican and Italian cuisine in this Weight Watchers Taco Pasta. All you have to do is cook 1 pound of elbow macaroni and brown one pan of lean ground beef in a pan. Then mix in a package of low sodium taco seasoning in a cup of salsa.

Next mix in a cup of fat free shredded cheddar cheese and stir it until the cheese melts. You can also top it with sliced green onions, fresh tomatoes, avocado, and some fat free sour cream.

22. WW Baked Crispy Beef Tacos

If you have never made baked beef tacos, now is the time to try these Weight Watcher ones. It’s so simple just cook up 1 lb of 96% fat-free ground beef in a pan then mix in the spices.

You will also need a little bit of flour, water, and reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese. Lastly scoop the mixture into 12 extra-thin corn tortillas and bake until crispy. This is the low-fat, and high-protein Weight Watchers ground beef recipe you have to try.

23. Zucchini Beef Sliders

These delicious zucchini beef sliders are fabulous with ingredients like beef, zucchini, cheese and mustard. They’re so yummy you won’t even miss the bun.

This dish is just the thing for anyone keeping track of their points on Weight Watchers who love ground beef. If you’ve ever gotten to dinner and realized you have many points left for the day, you need to know about these sliced zucchini mini sliders.

24. Weight Watcher’s Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

This Weight Watchers Deep Dish Pizza Casserole is a tasty yet healthier alternative to traditional pizza. Made with lean ground beef, diced tomatoes, and a packet of Italian seasoning mix, what’s not to love?

It’s layered with refrigerated pizza dough, shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni slices. Replacing oil with a quick spray of cooking spray helps prevent the dough from sticking to the pan.

25. WW South African Bobotie

Bobotie is a popular South African delicacy made with curried ground beef and fruit, and topped with an egg-based mixture. One taste and it will instantly become your brand new favorite Weight Watchers ground beef recipe.

You won’t believe it only has 7 SmartPoints per serving unless you’re in the Green plan, then it has 8. Treat yourself to the exquisite flavors of Bobotie without compromising your diet.

26. Weight Watchers Meximelt

Weight Watchers Meximelts is a healthier version of the Taco Bell favorite. In fact the original only has 8 points but this lightened up version has 6 points on the blue, green, and purple plan.

It’s absolutely scrumptious with ground beef, reduced fat Mexican cheese, and Ole Xtreme High Fiber Tortillas! Serve it up for taco Tuesday and the entire family will have smiles on their faces.

27. Weight Watchers Thai Stir Fry

This Weight Watchers Thai Stir Fry recipe is one of my favorite ground beef recipes with low points. Made with ground beef, diced onion, and ready-made coleslaw, this dish is packed with protein and nutrients that are beneficial for everyone. With exciting flavors like garlic, ginger, chili paste, lime juice, and fish sauce you will instantly fall in love. Add some fresh basil or cilantro for garnish for the ultimate Thai meal.

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