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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Turkey Taco Mac

So what do you do for dinner when you are really tired from school, getting up early, working and exercising? Well in my case I decided to try a new recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee and Food Network. It was easy but I did make some modifications to make it more flavorful.

Turkey Taco Mac (my version)
1 Package of Macaroni and Cheese, cooked as directed, I used Annie's shells and cheese because we get them by the case at Costco and they don't have as many preservatives as other choices
1 pound ground turkey
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 (4-ounce) jar pimentos chopped
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream
1 cup shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. While cooking macaroni and cheese according to directions on package, brown the turkey with garlic and seasoning in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once turkey is browned add pimentos, corn and yogurt or sour cream and turn skillet to low. When mac and cheese is completely made, mix turkey mixture with mac and cheese and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese. Put in a 9x13 cake pan (sprayed with Pam) and bake for 20 minutes. Then add the other 1/2 cup of cheese on top and bake for 10 minutes. Cool and enjoy!
Here are some thoughts of modifications to the recipe for those who may need some ideas:
Taco Seasoning instead of Mrs. Dash
Chopped green chiles instead of pimentos
Any veggies would be good if you don't like corn
Substitute canned black beans for the turkey for a vegetarian meal
This came out with just the right spice and was really yummy -cheesy. My husband was first worried about this recipe when we saw it on Food Network but is converted to its yumminess now. We both had seconds it was so good. Plus there were leftovers for lunch which I am looking forward to today.

1 comment:

  1. This look delish! thanks for sharing!

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