Sunday, September 5, 2010

Creamy Taco Mac

I'm still continuing trying to eat healthier and eliminating processed foods. This recipe is fairly healthy - I used fat free cream cheese and sour cream. It's still nice and creamy and tastes great as a leftover too! It very similiar to Hamburger Helper, but uses ground turkey instead.

1.25 lbs ground turkey
1/2 onion, chopped
8 oz dry pasta + 1 cup reserved pasta water
1 16oz jar of salsa
4 Tbsp mild taco seasoning
3 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
salt & pepper
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese, plus more for garnish

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta per directions. Reserve one cup of pasta water.

Over medium heat, brown ground turkey until no longer pink. Add onion and cook 5 minutes. Add taco seasoning and salsa. Allow to simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add cooked pasta, reserved water, cream cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheese. Give it a good stir until cheeses are melty and incorporated. Simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt & pepper, as desired. Top off with cheddar cheese for extra cheesy goodness

Recipe from Lauren's Kitchen

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