Mushroom Taco Mac

Recipe courtesy of the Mushroom Council and


Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes


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, 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.


Calories 440
Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 550mg
Total Carbohydrate 70g
Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin D 1%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 45%
Iron 20%
Potassium 11%
Selenium 95%


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