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Queso Taco Pasta Bake

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In exactly one week it will be Cinco de Mayo. At my house any day could be Cinco de Mayo because of how much we love Mexican food. Really, it's just another great excuse to eat dishes like tacos, enchiladas, tostadas and burritos. In this case, my love for Mexican flavors is combined with another favorite...pasta! This is not just any old cheese sauce either. If you love queso dip at the beginning of the meal you are gonna love this creamy, cheesy, decadent tasting pasta. You will also than

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4 T. unsalted butter
1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 t. salt, divided
1 t. pepper, divided
1 (15 oz.) can reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 c. salsa (I used Herdez mild)
2 c. shredded Velveeta queso blanco cheese, divided
1 T. olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
19 oz. ground turkey (I used 93/7)
1 (10 oz.) can Rotel tomatoes
1 T. cumin
Juice of 1 lime
1 lb. penne pasta (or other short pasta of your choice)
Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat then whisk in the flour, 1/2 t. salt and 1/2 t. pepper. Cook,...
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Nutritions

Calories
567

Sodium
2659mg
110% DV

Fat
29g
45% DV

Protein
37g
74% DV

Carbs
27g
9% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV

Marinated Taro Root

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A marinated snack that can be used to replace late night bad habit cravings!

8 small taro roots
water
salt
1 cup yogurt, mixed with enough water to submerge roots (add salt)
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  1. Wash the taro roots well.
  2. Slightly cut a slit into each root, but not big enough to split the root into two pieces. This will allow the water and marinade to go into the taro root

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Nutritions

Calories
103

Sodium
946mg
39% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
7g
14% DV

Carbs
17g
5% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
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