Creamy Taco Mac

I read quite a few food blogs, and this recipe for Creamy Taco Mac has been making the rounds.  I decided that we had to try this out!  I used to eat Hamburger Helper regularly, and the husband, well, let’s just say he’ll eat it if he absolutely has to.  This recipe is very similar to Hamburger Helper, only tastes MUCH MUCH better and is way better for you.  Next time I might add some black beans or corn (or both).  The husband had his leftovers today with jalepenos, and gave it a big thumbs up.

Creamy Taco Mac

1.25 lbs ground turkey (we used ground beef)
8 oz dry pasta + 1 cup reserved pasta water
1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes
4 Tbsp mild taco seasoning
3 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
salt & pepper
cheddar cheese (optional)

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 taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Allow to simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add cooked pasta, reserved water, cream cheese and sour cream. 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.

Source:  Delish

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