Friday, April 27, 2012

Taco Pasta Bake

My family is a fan of tacos and pasta.  I saw this recipe that mixed the two and thought I'd give it a try. It really did have all the flavors that you'd expect from a taco (the seasoned meat, cheese, sour cream) with the addition of pasta.  I was even happier that I chose to use whole wheat pasta.  With all of the flavors you couldn't really tell that it was whole wheat, which I sometimes find that you can (and don't really like!).  Although I used ground turkey, ground beef or even ground chicken would probably taste just as good.  The pound of pasta made enough for us to have a ton of leftovers, even with the kids eating some.  They weren't huge fans, but ate enough to make me happy.

Taco Pasta Bake
from  Curry and Comfort

1 pound of pasta (any style)
1lb of lean ground turkey
1 medium onion chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic minced
2-3 Tbs of Taco seasoning
1 tsp of ground cumin
red pepper flakes (to taste)
1 cup of your favorite salsa
1/4 cup of water
juice of half a lime
1/2 cup of sour cream
6oz of Mexican Cheese blend

Prepare pasta per package instructions.

Brown the meat and add the onion and garlic. Then season with the Taco seasoning, ground cumin and red pepper flakes. Now Add the salsa, water and lime juice. Simmer for a few minutes.

Mix the cooked pasta with the taco meat sauce and a 1/2 cup of sour cream. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and fill with your cooked pasta.

Cover pasta with shredded Mexican cheese.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is bubbly.

Family Rating: 1 thumb up. 

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