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taco pasta

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kelli Thomas
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 ratings)
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.
    Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Onion and garlic added to browned meat.
    Meanwhile, brown the beef or turkey in a large skillet, adding the onion and garlic.
  • Taco seasoning and tomatoes added to the ground beef.
    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.
    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.
    Garnish with cilantro.