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    Tex-Mex Pasta Salad

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    45 mins

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    rickoholic83's Note:

    This tastes just like a taco in a bowl! Be sure to heat it up so that all the cheese melts. ;)

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain again and set aside.
    2. 2
      Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Add turkey; cook until brown, stirring to crumble. Stir in water and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
    3. 3
      Combine pasta, turkey mixture, cheese, tomatoes, olives and black beans in a large bowl.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl, combine lime juice, salt, cumin and sour cream. Stir until well blended.
    5. 5
      Pour over pasta mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve with salsa.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 19, 2012

      55

      thanks for posting this great pasta salad, we love it. it is a great summer pasta salad when it is even too hot to eat. i first found the recipe in cooking light and have been meaning to post, but you saved me the trouble. sorry, forgot the stars in the first review

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    • on March 16, 2010

      45

      This was a really good lunch pasta salad. I used whole wheat pasta (Barilla) and low fat cheese and fat free sourcream and it still had a great taste to it! I ate this cold and loved it. I think next time I will leave the garlic out! Thanks for posting! [Made for PRMR tag march 2010]

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    • on May 14, 2008

      55

      I scaled this down quite a bit to serve me and my mother with great results. I usde lean ground turkey, low fat sour cream, low fat cheese, and fresh tomatos. I went a bit heavy handed on the taco seasoning to give it an extra kick. Great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tex-Mex Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (404 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 664.8
     
    Calories from Fat 274
    41%
    Total Fat 30.5 g
    46%
    Saturated Fat 13.8 g
    69%
    Cholesterol 115.8 mg
    38%
    Sodium 960.4 mg
    40%
    Total Carbohydrate 62.1 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
    30%
    Sugars 8.1 g
    32%
    Protein 36.7 g
    73%

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