3/15/11

Tacos + Pasta = Goodness (Creamy Taco Pasta)

What do you get when you mix the taste of tacos and the comfort of pasta?  Goodness.  But that's in the title so you already knew that.

I bet your kids would love this....

Creamy Taco Pasta
adapted from Annie's Eats 

8 oz whole wheat rotini
1 1/4 lb lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
4 tbl taco seasoning (reduced sodium)
14 oz canned diced tomato
3 oz reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
salt and pepper, to taste 

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water, and set aside.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray, add turkey meat and cook.  When turkey is almost done, add the onion and continue cooking.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant.  Add taco seasoning and tomatoes and cook for about five minutes.  Stir in cream cheese, sour cream, cooked pasta, and reserved pasta water.  Allow to cook for 3 - 5 minutes to reduce the sauce a bit.  Season with salt and pepper. 

Serving size 1/6 of recipe
Points plus 9

I be this would be good with a little shredded cheese served on top...just be sure to adjust the points. 

I bet you are wondering where the picture of this is?  Well the only one that I took was very blurry and I couldn't seem to get the one from the original site to load over here. 

So instead of a picture of the pasta, here's a picture of the baby girl playing in a puddle.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. OH YUM. Now, if I can just get my family to believe in reduced fat sour cream and turkey. Also, not sure how important sodium is on WW, but I use a "to-taste" combo of cumin and chili powder instead of taco seasoning. (in this case probably 1 T of chili powder, 1 tea of cumin)

    Your niece is adorable!

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