Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Taco Pasta


"Mommy? I'm Hungry!" It's near dinner time! What are you making?
I saw this dish at one of the first food blogs I ever came across. It sounded delish, and something the kids would eat (it's been a rough couple weeks of recipe flops lately). I was right, they liked it! I used a Gnocchi shaped pasta and I added in some black beans and corn for good measure with a dollop of sour cream.

Taco Pasta
slightly adapted from Full Bellies, Happy Kids

1 pound ground beef

1 package (1-1/4 ounces) taco seasoning
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 package (8 ounce) shell macaroni, cooked and drained, reserve 1 C. pasta water
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 Cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed
1 Cup frozen, thawed corn
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

In a skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat. Drain and add taco seasoning, tomato sauce, green chilies, beans and corn. Stir in 1 Cup pasta water to thin it out. Stir in cooked macaroni. Place in a 9×13 pan. Top with cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.


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8 Comments:

Amy Sheaves said...

Yum! This looks like a keeper!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Yum! Love these kinds of casseroles.

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ButterYum said...

Hi Rachelle - I see we both did pasta posts today - great minds obviously think alike ;).

To answer your question, I'd say start timing when the pasta goes into the boiling water, but don't rely on the box directions alone - use them as a guideline. Just be sure to taste a lot along the way and it'll turn out great!

Jacob And Angie Ward said...

Looks like something my kiddos would love! Thanks!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Rachelle,
Your Taco Pasta looks delicious, good combination. Thank you for sharing and you have a great day!

Pasta Dies said...

Thanks for sharing such a tasty dishes with us hope i will try these dishes at my home.

Echo's Daughter said...

I made this taco pasta about a week ago. it was around on pinterest so i tried it. i absolutely love it. get so tired of the same old thing. the kids would eat plain tacos every time. not too spicy either. i bet half of it could be spiced up with extra peppers for the grown ups and the other side left the way it is. yummy.

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