Taco Pasta

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Kelli Thomas

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@kelli1

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


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the beef or turkey in a large skillet, adding the onion and garlic.
  3. Once the meat is cooked through, add the taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  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.
  5. Garnish with cilantro.

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About Taco Pasta

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #easy #cheesy #taco



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