Sunday, March 22, 2009

Taco Pasta Skillet

I know there is no excuse for my lack of updates on recipes. But I do have a few to update to you today! This one was really good, the portion size was very large and it was very filling. I had it for leftovers a few times last week ( I don't really like leftovers either!). I got this recipe off the weight watchers community board. It was so easy to make, my husband actually cooked this one!

Taco Pasta Skillet
6 servings/ 7pts per serving
8 oz. very lean ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
11oz. of undrained corn
14 oz of undrained black beans
1 cup salsa
3 cups hot water
8 oz. uncooked penne pasta
4 oz. fat free cream cheese
4 oz shredded fat free cheddar cheese
Brown in meat in a large skillet. Drain fat and rinse under hot water to remove additional fat. Add taco seasoning, corn, black beans,salsa, water, and pasta. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Add cheeses and stir until melted.
** He had to move everything over to the dutch oven to prevent over flow.

1 comment:

jdgvpi said...

Kristin.... I am so glad you enjoyed this dish. I'm a regular poster on the WW boards (jillybean03), and I'm the creator of that recipe. It's a skillet/low fat version of a recipe I submitted to the Southern Living Annual recipe contest. The full title of the recipe is "Jilly's Taco Pasta Skillet". As unappetizing as it can be to look at, the flavors seem to be very popular.

Again - glad you enjoyed it!