1 1/4 lb. ground meat (I used 1 lb. ground turkey, 1/4 lb. ground beef as that's what I had)
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
S & P
Cheddar Cheese to taste
Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta per directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water. Over medium heat, brown meat until no longer pink. Drain and 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. Stir until cheese and cream is incorporated and melted. Simmer over low heat about 3 minutes. Season with S & P as desired. Top off with desired amount of cheddar cheese.
-I used the whole package of taco seasoning.
Here's what I started with:
Here's how I did it:
#1 I put the noodles in boiling water and cooked them according to the package. I also browned the hamburger meat.
#2 Once the beef was browned, I added a package of taco seasoning.
#3 I added a can of diced tomatoes.
#4 After the noodles were cooked, I drained them and added them to the ground beef.
#5 Next, came 1/2 of a block of light cream cheese and 1/2 cup of sour cream. Mix altogether.
The Finished Product: