Monterey Mac & Cheese

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Pinay0618

Ground turkey, taco seasoning, macaroni, and cheese make a quick weeknight supper.

Top Review by kitty.rock

We LOVED this ~ I used ground buffalo (personal preference) and added minced onion and garlic to that. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as written, except I didn't add quite so many black olives :) Fabulous blend of flavors and super-easy to make ~ great combo for a busy weeknight dinner. Thanks SweetJezebel ~ made for PAC FALL 2009!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey or chicken and stir, breaking into small pieces. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink and juices run clear.
  2. Add taco seasoning and stir to distribute evenly. Add corn, tomatoes and olives. Stir to heat through. Keep warm.
  3. Prepare pasta according to package directions. When pasta is ready, remove 1/2 cup of the cooking water, set aside and drain pasta.
  4. In large bowl, toss hot pasta with turkey or chicken mixture and the reserved cooking water. Add cheese, stirring until soft.
  5. Serve in bowls with tortilla chips on the side.

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