Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Creamy Taco Pasta

I love creamy pasta. I love it even more when I don't feel bad eating a heaping bowl of it! This recipe is so yummy! It is spicy and creamy and everyone loved it. It comes together really quick and can be made on any busy week night. Pair this pasta with a crisp green salad and dinner is served. I promise this will become a family favorite!


1 lb. ground turkey
8 oz. small pasta shapes
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup salsa (I used medium heat to make it a bit spicy)
1 package taco seasoning
3 oz. low fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
chopped cilantro
salt and pepper

1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil and toss in your pasta. Cook according to package.... usually about 9- 11 minutes. While your pasta is cooking you will make the yummy sauce!

2. In a skillet over medium heat, drizzle a bit of olive oil and soften up your onions and garlic. After about 3-4 minutes add in your ground turkey and brown until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Next add in your salsa, taco seasoning, sour cream and cream cheese. Let the heat of the ground turkey soften and melt the cream cheese into the rest of the mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are combine.

3. Drain your noodles and add them right into the creamy sauce. (Save a bit of pasta water to thin out sauce if you need too) Stir the noodles and sauce together. Add any pasta water if your pasta is too thick. Dish up and top with cilantro, sour cream and a bit of shredded cheese. Perfect dinner is ready!

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