Creamy Taco Mac

This recipe was love at first sight. The second I set eyes on this dish, I knew I had to make it. Thanks to Annie ‘s Eats.

I altered it ever-so-slightly and it tasted terrific. This meal was a great way to end a long work day. And it cost me about $6, with the help of a lot of leftover-ed or shared ingredients.

Ingredients for 2:

  • ½  pound turkey
  • ½  white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup macaroni
  • ½ cup pasta water
  • Half can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cilantro leaves

Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and save half a cup of the pasta water. Set aside.

On medium heat, start browning the turkey. Throw in the onions and garlic and cook until the turkey is no longer pink.

Add seasonings.  I have quite the heavy hand when it comes to spices, but of course, use your best discretion.

Add half a can of diced tomatoes and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.

Add the pasta, cream cheese, sour cream, and as much cheddar cheese as you would like. Thin out the sauce with the reserved pasta water if needed. I used maybe ¼ cup.

Season with salt and pepper and allow to simmer over low heat for a few more minutes. Serve with cheddar cheese and cilantro.

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