Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Creamy Taco Pasta Bake

A while ago I posted a Taco Pasta recipe on the blog, it was one that my family really enjoyed.

After that one, I've since then come across a few taco pasta dishes on the internet, a lot of different versions and different names....the main inspiration came from One Ordinary Day, though I adapted it to our taste.

Creamy Taco Pasta Bake
Creamy Taco Pasta Bake


1 lb ground beef
1 can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 packet taco seasoning
half a pack of cream cheese (4 oz.)
shredded mozzarella cheese
provolone cheese slices
8 oz. of your favorite pasta noodles

Cook the pasta according to directions.

Meanwhile, brown the ground beef, then add in the taco seasoning and the petite diced tomatoes, juice and all. Stir well and simmer for a minute or two. Add the cream cheese to the meat mixture, I like to cut it into chunks to make it easier to melt....cook for a few minutes stirring constantly until the cream cheese is melted.

Creamy Taco Pasta Bake

When the pasta is cooked, add the pasta to the meat mixture and also about 1 cup of the water where the pasta was cooked in. Mix well.

Creamy Taco Pasta Bake

Add in some shredded mozzarella cheese, just eyeball it, I think I added about 1/2 cup or so, then stir well to combine and for the cheese to melt.

Creamy Taco Pasta Bake

Turn the oven on to 450 degrees. Top the pasta with sliced provolone cheese and then pop into the oven for about 5 minutes just until the cheese melts.

Enjoy!

Creamy Taco Pasta Bake

2 comments:

  1. Marisa1:27 PM

    looks like a keeper! Adding to the menu.

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  2. Mariom5:26 AM

    I just made this tonight and my husband and kids loved it!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful pasta recipe! It is definitely my keeper!!

    I am gonna try one of your Roast chicken tomorrow for dinner too!

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