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Profile Taco Pasta

Three weeks ago, we challenged our stores to create the ultimate Profile-approved cold pasta recipe. Each location submitted their top recipe to go head-to-head in the final taste test at Profile HQ.

Profile Pasta Challenge - 3rd Place: Profile Taco Pasta

We challenged our stores to create the ultimate Profile-approved cold pasta recipe. Each location submitted their top recipe to go head-to-head in the final taste test at Profile HQ. After much deliberation, the top three recipes were picked and a champion has been crowned. Stay tuned over the next three days as we release the top three recipes in our Profile Pasta Challenge!

Third Place: Profile Taco Pasta
Created by Profile by Sanford – Brookings

Profile – Brookings found a way to fuse together Italian and Mexican cuisine so you can enjoy that taco crunch without all the calories. Combining fresh lettuce and cherry tomatoes with a handful of Profile foods, they were able to recreate the delectable taste of taco salad in a way that’s definitely ‘Profile-approved’. Sprinkle some freshly shredded cheese on the top and you have a zesty cold salad that’s sure to be a party pleaser!

Profile Exchange values: 2.5 ounces of lean protein, 2 free foods, 1 fat serving

Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 10 minutes

Number of Servings: 4

Serving Size: ¼ of the package of noodles

Ingredients:

  • One whole package of Profile Spaghetti noodles
  • One package Profile Homestyle Sloppy Joes
  • One bag of Profile Barbeque Crunch O’s (used as a garnish)
  • ½ bottle Profile Zesty Asian Dressing
  • ½ package low sodium taco seasoning
  • One pack of shredded lettuce
  • ¼ cup low fat cheese
  • One handful cherry tomatoes

Directions:
Let the spaghetti noodles thaw out in the fridge overnight. That same evening, cook the Sloppy Joe meat as directed on the package and set in a bowl in the fridge alongside the noodles.

The next day, mix the thawed noodles with half a bottle of Profile Zesty Asian dressing and taco seasoning in a large mixing bowl. Toss in the cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Top with the Sloppy Joe meat, garnish with crushed Barbeque Crunch O’s and serve.

Tip:
Garnish with Crunch O’s right before serving to make sure they stay nice and crunchy