Skinny Cheesy Taco Pasta
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Serves: 8
Makes 8 servings 1¾ cup per serving 6 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers FreeStyle, Flex, and Your Way Plans 8 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Plan 8 PointsPlus
  • 1 pound 99% fat-free ground turkey or 1 package Gardein Ultimate Meatless Crumbles
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced and divided
  • 16 ounces whole wheat medium shell pasta
  • ½ cup broth (vegetable, beef, or chicken - your choice)
  • 3 packets Weight Watchers Gourmet Sauces Jalapeno Queso
  • 4 slices Velveeta Original Cheese product
  • Note: If Weight Watchers sauces are not available, use 7 slices of Velveeta Original Cheese product and ½ cup salsa for the same points and flavor
  1. Prepare pasta as directed on box. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat ground turkey (or meatless crumbles) until cooked through. Usually, about 7 minutes or until no pink is visible in ground meat. If using meatless crumbles, until heated through.
  3. Mix in taco seasoning, garlic, black beans, and 2 diced tomatoes. Stir well and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in drained pasta, cheese sauce, and broth. Mix well until heated through.
  5. Serve topped with remaining tomatoes. Can add lettuce, fresh onion, or fat-free sour cream if desired.
Recipe by You Brew My Tea at