Add a little twist to Taco Tuesdays by serving up a batch of Turkey Taco Penne!
When my three still-at-home daughters and I visited my eldest, married daughter over spring break, she effortlessly planned and prepared dinners for us during our stay. We didn’t eat one meal out.
One night, she prepared this taco pasta recipe she found on Pinterest. Instead of using ground beef, she substituted lean ground turkey and it was oh so yummy!
So I pinned it! And then I tweaked it.
The recipe called for a packet of taco seasoning, but I decided to revamp turkey taco penne by using spices I already had in my pantry to make the seasoning.
Not only does this help my goal to wean our family off of many of the processed defaults in cooking, but it turns out to be more frugal as well, IF I’m using ingredients I already have on hand.
It turned out really, really good!
I’ll let you in on a little secret, I basically just used my Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix recipe, which you can make in bulk and then it’ll be just as convenient to use as packaged seasoning.
Of course, you may want to use packet seasoning anyway, and it that’s the case, then just omit the ingredients from paprika to pepper and carry on.
Also, feel free to switch out the turkey for ground beef – whichever is on sale or already in your freezer. Both are delicious in this recipe!
As always, if you like things more spicy, just use hot salsa and amp up the chili powder or throw in an extra teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
How to Make Turkey Taco Penne …