Cheesy Cauliflower Pasta & Turkey

I’m having trouble naming this one, but I guess cheesy cauliflower pasta & turkey says it all!  This is almost like a homemade hamburger helper deal (which by the way I’ve never had in my life, but almost everyone knows what it is as a comparison).  It’s easy and really yummy and filling for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • mrs dash onion & herb (or any spices you want to add would work)
  • 1/4 c tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 c dry whole wheat pasta
  • 24 oz bag (about 6 c) frozen cauliflower and low fat cheese sauce (like Green Giant)
  • 2 wedges laughing cow light swiss
  • sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese to serve

Brown turkey with onion and spices in saute pan.

Add tomato sauce, stir.  Cook cauliflower in microwave half the time it says on bag.  Cook pasta until just al dente, don’t overcook!
Mix everything together in dutch oven or large pasta pot (I used the same pot I’d made the pasta in to have less pots to wash).  Cook on low heat for another 10 minutes, stirring several times to make sure everything is cooking evenly, and so you don’t burn anything to the bottom of pot.  Stir in laughing cow wedges until melted.

(ALTERNATIVE METHOD: Instead of heating on stove, you can mix everything together and pour into a 9×13 or similar casserole dish and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes).  When you have a few minutes left for casserole to bake, cut up laughing cow cheese wedges and disperse throughout casserole, put back in oven for them to melt.

Sprinkle with shredded cheese to serve.

Nutritional Facts:

PER SERVING (1/8th of recipe, about 1 cup): 179 calories, 5.75g fat, 512mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 12.5g protein









Adapted from Hungry Girl

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