Philly Cheese Pasta


  • 10 oz. uncooked pasta shells ( I use Barilla White Fiber)
  • 12 oz. 93% fat free ground turkey (I use Butterball ground turkey) or you can use 99% fat free ground turkey*
  • 1 Tbsp Land o’Lakes light butter or any light butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup beef stock (less or more depending on consistency)
  • 4 oz light mozzarella (I use Trader Joe’s lite mozzarella
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot, boil water and cook pasta according to the directions on package. Drain noodles and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter, and sauté garlic for 3 minutes.
  3. Add bell pepper, onion, salt and pepper. Cook until veggies are tender.
  4. Add in the ground turkey and cook until ground turkey is throughly cooked.
  5. Stir in the softened light cream cheese until melted. Add beef stock and stir until all ingredients have been incorporated.
  6. Add cooked pasta and fold in mozzarella cheese, and stir until cheese has completely melted.


Servings: Makes 6 (1 1/4 cup) servings/ 8 Freestyle smart points.


Note: *If you substitute 99% fat free ground turkey and the points would be 7 Freestyle smart points per serving.

The point values may vary based on the brand of ingredients used.


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