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Mushroom Taco Mac

Mushroom Taco MacRecipe courtesy of the Mushroom Council.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups dried whole grain elbow pasta, enriched (substitute penne or other types of pasta if preferred)
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces white button mushrooms, sliced or quartered
4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix - divided use
1/2 cup prepared salsa
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Add water to pot and bring to a boil. Add pasta, cook uncovered for 10 to 13 minutes, or until pasta has reached desired firmness.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat a sauté pan on medium, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom of pan. Add mushrooms and 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix, sauté 5 minutes.
  3. When pasta is done, drain water and return to pot. Heat on low while stirring in salsa, mushrooms and remaining 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix for 2 minutes or less.
  4. Divide into four portions, top each with 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 440; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Total Carbs: 70g; Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 20g; Sodium: 550mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Mushroom Council.