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12.16.2011

Taco Pasta



   It's no surprise that we love pasta and mexican food at our house, so when I saw this Taco Pasta recipe, I was very much intrigued. We gave it a try, and the results were divine! We all really loved it. The taco seasoning gives it a little kick, and the cream cheese gave it a creaminess that was simply delish! My kids gobbled this stuff up! Oh, and it made for some awesome leftovers too! This is one of those meals that will grace our table more than once.


Taco Pasta
Recipe from: Fake Ginger

1 pound Lean Ground Beef
8-12 ounces small Pasta shells ( I used Elbow)
1 small  Onion, chopped
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 (14 oz) can Diced Tomatoes, drained
4 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
3 ounces Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Sour Cream
Salt and Pepper


DIRECTIONS:  Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook ground beef and chopped onion over medium-high heat. Cook until beef is no longer pink. (Drain any grease) Then add minced garlic, cook and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in can of diced tomatoes and taco seasoning. Let simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Stir in cooked pasta, cream cheese, sour cream and 1/2 cup pasta water. Cook and stir until cream cheese has melted and sauce is well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat for another 5 minutes, or until sauce has reduced a bit. Serve!



7 comments:

yummychunklet said...

What a quick and tasty dish. Great use of taco seasoning.

Becki's Whole Life said...

This sounds yummy! Taco seasoning has such great flavor. I like to find dishes I can make ahead and send in with the kids for lunch - they would love this!

Carolinaheartstrings said...

We would love this one too. Looks delicious.

scratch-made wife said...

You can pretty much put taco seasoning on anything and I'll eat it. Have you tried Philly Cooking Cream yet? We bought the Sante Fe kind a couple of weeks ago and love it. It's creamy and a tiny bit spicy - just plain good!

Val said...

This is dinner perfection!

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

I love this Mexican spin on pasta! Yum!

regina olsen said...

made this 2nite!!!! it was TO-DIE-FOR!!!! Thanx for sharing!!!