Sunday, October 10, 2010

Taco Pasta


















Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef
8 ounce small dry pasta shapes
1 small onion, chopped (or 1 Tbsp minced onion flakes)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup salsa
1 packet taco seasoning
3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
Shredded Cheese (2% milk kind) for topping

Directions:
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the ground meat and onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Once the meat is cooked through, drain off the excess fat and mix in the garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Mix in the salsa and taco seasoning and let simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked pasta, cream cheese, sour cream and reserved pasta water, and continue stirring until the cream cheese is melted and the sauce is well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Top with shredded cheese and more sour cream and salsa if desired.


Recipe Source - Plain Chicken

1 comment:

Casey said...

I posted about this recipe and some adjustments I made when making for my family - please check it out!

http://stresscasey.blogspot.com/2011/03/dinner-for-four-taco-pasta.html

Abolsutely adore your blog - have used so many of your recipes.

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