Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Creamy Taco Mac

This is so easy and delicious. I guess it could be a play on Hamburger Helper - although I don't even know if I've ever had Hamburger Helper:) Either way it's the perfect comfort food for all ages. So easy and so delicious. I opt to make it with ground turkey, but hamburger could easily be substituted. This actually can be an extremely healthy meal if you use whole wheat pasta, ground turkey, fat free cream cheese and light sour cream. But most importantly it doesn't skimp on flavor either way.

1.25 lbs ground turkey (the best I've ever found is the 4 pack from Costco - it has the most flavor without being too dry)
8 oz dry pasta + 1 cup reserve pasta water
1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
4 T taco seasoning
4-5 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
cheddar cheese (optional for an extra creaminess)

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

Over medium heat, brown ground turkey until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Allow to simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add cooked pasta, reserved water, cream cheese, sour cream and cheddar 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.

* From Delish

1 comment:

  1. I made this for dinner tonight- and it was wonderful! definitely did not disappoint! Thank you!