Healthy (and Easy!) Taco Pasta Salad

This recipe is so EASY, and it is really pretty HEALTHY. I actually never measure anything, but the amounts I've included below are a good start—you can add MORE of whatever ingredient you want if you think it needs it!

Healthy (and Easy!) Taco Pasta Salad
8 ounces rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions
1/2 pound ground turkey or extra lean ground beef
1/4 onion, diced (optional)
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup light or fat-free sour cream
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (if you use the light or fat-free version, this will obviously be even healthier)

While the pasta is cooking, brown the meat in a large frying pan. When almost done, throw in the onion and bell pepper; cook until tender. Add the cooked pasta. Stir in the salsa and sour cream until completely coated. Add more of one or both ingredients if mixture seems dry. Stir in half of the cheese until melted. Sprinkle remaining cheese over individual servings. Makes 4 servings.

TIP: Another good addition to this salad would be a can of rinsed and drained black beans. Some corn would be really good as well. The great thing about this salad is that it is so versatile!

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