Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Creamy Taco Mac

I saw this recipe everywhere......and finally I had to give it a try. It is really hard to believe that there are so many ways to take the same ingredients and make it something new. I mean if you look at the ingredients list, there is anything fancy or out of the ordinary but when these ingredients combine they create something FABULOUS.....! This is the perfect recipe to have in your rotation, and you will want to fight for the leftovers.

Creamy Taco Mac
***WW Point Plus 7 points*** for 6 servings
  • 1.25 lbs ground turkey 93/7 fat
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 8 oz whole wheat dry pasta + 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 16oz jar of salsa
  • 4 Tbsp mild taco seasoning
  • 3 oz low fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup 2 % milk shredded Mexican cheese, plus more for garnish (which will add more pts)

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.

***I also topped with a Mixture of Avocado, Black Beans and Diced Tomatoes to bump up the veggie/fiber count. I dice them am and sprinkle them with a 1/2 of lime, garlic power and Salt & Pepper. ***which will change the Pt. value

VERDICT--AWESOME! Go out and buy the ingredients and make this for your family tomorrow night. Everyone in this house loved it, which is a rare happening. it was so nice and creamy without being too much. The original calls for penne, but its harder for my kids to eat then the medium whole wheat shells. You could easily sub in rotini also. That's what I am trying next time. Because there will most certainly be a next time!


  1. Mmmm. I just made this AGAIN (4th? 5th time?) using, funnily, shells. Yum!

  2. Definitely going to try this one. David will be licking his plate!

  3. Oh, and did you use regular ground turkey or ground turkey breast? I know in WW world they make a big difference.

  4. I think when I figured it I used the 93/7 ratio turkey. I do my best with the WW calculator but sometimes it gets wonky. I should have indicated I used light and reduced fat for everything, I will edit asap :)
    There is the Queso Chicken Pasta too. I lightened that up and just dont think I posted it yet.