Mushroom Taco Mac

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 20 min.
Whole-grain pasta, reduced-fat cheddar, and low-sodium taco seasoning make this guilt-free comfort food.


  • 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 Tbs olive oil
  • 8 oz white button mushrooms, sliced or quartered
  • 4 tsp taco seasoning mix, low sodium (if available)
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 cup reduced fat Cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Add water to pot and bring to a boil. Add pasta, cook uncovered for 10-13 minutes, or until pasta has reached desired firmness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Divide into four portions, top each with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 440
  Calories from Fat 95 (22%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(20%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(7%)Cholesterol 20mg
(23%)Sodium 550mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 70g
(44%)Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(40%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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