Thursday, June 28, 2012

Taco Pasta

Another hit hotdish at our house! Love those 1 or 2 pot meals that don't take a lot of time to prepare and when my kids love it too then I know that I have a keeper... Who needs hamburger helper with a recipe like this?

Taco Pasta
(recipe found at

1 pound ground beef
8-12 ounces medium pasta shells or other small dry pasta shapes, cookedand drained
1/2 cup pasta water
1 small onion, chopped
1 (14 ounces) can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, drained
1 packet taco seasoning
3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese
salt and pepper, to taste

In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and onion over medium high heat until no longer pink. Add in diced tomatoes and taco seasoning and let simmer over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes. Stir in cooked pasta, cream cheese, sour cream and pasta water. Continue to stir until the cream cheese is melted and sauce is well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer over medium low 3-5 minutes to reduce sauce. Toss in cilantro, stir and cover with cheese. Serve when cheese has begun to melt.

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