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Creamy Taco Pasta Recipe

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How about a Creamy Taco Pasta for dinner tonight? Confession time. I’ve been struggling with dinners lately. While dessert is never a problem with me, I’m just not that great at thinking of good dinner ideas. I can think of different cookies, pies, cakes and bars to make all day long but when it comes to planning dinner, I’m just not that great at it. Okay, I suck at it.

Creamy Taco Pasta

Thankfully, Pinterest came along and has been saving me the last year or so. I am able to scan and pin all kinds of different ideas to try to mix things up at mealtime in our house. I figure since there has to be other people out there like me who struggle with what to make for dinner, I would share good recipes that I discover with you from time to time.

Last night’s dinner was one of those nights. Pinterest to rescue. Okay, it’s not fine dining but this Taco Pasta was a huge hit with my kids and hubby. It takes some of my go-to dinners and mixes it up. Pasta meet taco! *You can add onion and cilantro to the pasta and cheddar cheese on top but I wanted to keep it simple.

Taco Pasta
Creamy Taco Pasta

Creamy Taco Pasta

Hollie Schultz
Creamy Taco Pasta
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Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey!
  • 8 oz dry pasta + 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 can 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes, drained (I used Rotell)
  • 4 Tbsp mild taco seasoning
  • 3 oz lite cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup lite sour cream
  • cheddar cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the directions. Drain the pasta but reserve one cup of pasta water.
  • While the pasta is cooking, over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Add taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add cooked pasta, reserved water, cream cheese and sour cream to the cooked beef (turkey). Cook over medium heat until the cream cheese is melted and all the pasta is piping hot. Simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes.

Notes

Use whole wheat pasta, ground turkey, lite sour cream and cream cheese to keep this dish as healthy as possible.

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 19gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 676mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 432IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 3mg
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Recipe adapted from Delish.

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