taco pasta

★★★★★ 6
By Kelli Thomas
from Omaha, NE

This pasta is creamy, delicious, and tastes like tacos! It won't heat up your kitchen since you don't have to use the oven. I need lots of these kinds of recipes this summer. It was 105 degrees here today!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Need an easy and hearty dinner recipe? Give this taco pasta a try. It can be whipped up in no time. Taco seasoning gives the dish just enough Mexican flavor, then the tomatoes with chilies add a little heat. Cream cheese and sour cream mellow out the whole dish and help provide the perfect balance of flavors. This will be a perfect weeknight meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For taco pasta

  • 1 lb
    beef or turkey
  • 8 to 12 oz
    medium size pasta shells, uncooked
  • 1
    diced small onion (about 1 cup)
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 14 oz
    can diced tomatoes (with or without green chilies)
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper

How To Make taco pasta

  • Draining cooked pasta.
    1
    Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Onion and garlic added to browned meat.
    2
    Meanwhile, brown the beef or turkey in a large skillet, adding the onion and garlic.
  • Taco seasoning and tomatoes added to the ground beef.
    3
    Once the meat is cooked through, add the taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Cream cheese, sour cream, and pasta added to the ground beef.
    4
    Stir in the cooked pasta, cream cheese, and sour cream. Continue stirring until everything is blended and melted together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Plate garnished with cilantro.
    5
    Garnish with cilantro.
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