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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cheesy Salsa Pasta

Apparently tonight's dinner was an absolute home run.  The husband said I could make this any time I want and he went back for seconds, not to mention nummy comments while he was eating.  The sauce part of it only took as long as getting the water to boil and pasta cooked.  You can adjust the spicy factor by using hotter or mild salsa.  You could use just regular ground beef or turkey, but the sausage adds an extra layer of flavor (without any extra work).


    6 oz uncooked pasta
    1/2 pound turkey sausage
    1/4 cup fat free cream cheese
    3/4 shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup salsa


    Cook the pasta according to the directions.
    Cook the sausage in a large pan. Stir in the cream and cheddar cheeses. When it's mostly melted add the pasta and salsa, stir until everything is well coated.
    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 356.9
    • Total Fat: 13.2 g
    • Cholesterol: 53.8 mg
    • Sodium: 877.1 mg
    • Total Carbs: 38.6 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
    • Protein: 22.3 g


    1. I bet this is delicious! New follower!

    2. Hi Sarah, I'm Anne from Life on the Funny Farm ( visiting from Jilly’s Weekend Blog Walk.

      This one looks like a crowd pleaser, and I will defintely be making it! Pinned it for future reference. Thanks for sharing!

      Anyway, it’s nice to "meet" you. I hope you can pop over to my blog and say hi sometime if you get the chance.

    3. New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)

    4. Hi Sarah,
      We would love this Pasta dish that is so packed with flavor. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    5. Looks like something my family would love. We're vegetarians, but could use a meat substitute instead. I'm vegan, but the kids and my husband are not and I'm always looking for new ideas. Thanks.

    6. Looks delicious!! I love pasta dishes!! New follower from the blog hop!

      Leslie @ Sincerely, Leslie

    7. This looks fabulous!

    8. Stopping by from the Monday Mom Mingle. This combines by love of italian and mexican food. Yummers!

    9. Wow.. that seems so simple! I love anything with noodles! I'll have to give this recipe a try

      I"m your newest follower from the Monday Mingle

    10. Nomz!! I'm going to try this for sure! I'm a new follower!

    11. Hi! Im a new follower! Thank you for linking up to In the Kitchen Thursdays! This dish is one of the most popular link up and is now featrued on our hop! Come grab a featrued button to paste on you blog! Cant wait to see what you link up this time!

    12. Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday Mingle! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

    13. This sounds perfect with all the yummy cheese and salsa! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday

    14. I love finding those recipes that my husband just LOVES! Thanks for sharing this on 'Or so she says...' at last week's link party! I would love to have you add the party to your list and stop back to share more of your great ideas. There's actually a party going on right now (it's every Saturday through Tuesday.) Thanks a bunch! ~ Mariel

    15. Great Dish! Looks yummy!
      Thank You for linking up your recipe on our blog party, In The Kitchen Thursdays! You have been featured! Please come grab your feature button! Please come by and connect and follow to my blog if you'd like! Love you blog! I am a new follower!

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    16. Your work is very good and I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts. Thank you for sharing great information to us.