This Taco Pasta was inspired by those boxed meals you buy, and it's a family favorite. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this is the perfect weeknight meal!
When I have dishes like this it reminds me a lot of Hamburger Helper meals which are filled to the brim with artificial ingredients.
The only difference between this and the box stuff is this is made with real ingredients and requires two dishes instead of one.
One extra dish totally makes up for the real food that I am feeding my family. This dish seriously takes the same amount of time to throw together!
We eat a lot of pasta dishes and Mexican inspired meals so to sort of recreate the boxed mix of this made complete sense. It's one that the whole family loves, and can feed up to 6 people, when served with a vegetable.
We go with corn usually, but you could eat it with most any vegetable your family enjoys.
Taco Pasta ingredients:
- ground beef
- pasta, I used elbow
- taco seasoning
- cream cheese
- sour cream
Taco Pasta additions:
Canned corn or black beans would be a great addition.
If you choose to go this route, I would do so when you add the pasta back to the pan.
What can you put on top of Taco Pasta?
Sour cream - salsa - cilantro - guacamole - shredded cheese
Here are a few other Mexican Favorites:
Who doesn’t love a good pasta dish? This Taco Pasta is comfort food meets Mexican flavors!
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 8 ounce of pasta I used elbow
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 3 ounce cream cheese
- ½ cup sour cream
- Toppings such as additional shredded cheese sour cream, etc.
- Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to the directions.
- Before you drain your pasta, reserve ½ cup of the pasta water and set aside.
- While your pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Cook your ground meat and onion, until the meat is no longer pink.
- If there is any grease, drain it away.
- Add your garlic, salsa, and taco seasoning. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Stir in your cooked pasta, cream cheese, sour cream, and reserved pasta water.
- Continue simmering while stirring until your sauce comes together and is well blended.
- Plate up, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 954mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 31g
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Oh my goodness, taco pasta?!?!?!? It sounds so amazing!
Stopping by from Monday Mingle :)!
It's so easy to make too! Let me know if you give it a try, and what you think!
Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess
I love pasta and tacos, so this is a winner! Yum! Thanks so much for sharing. Visiting from Titus 2 Tuesdays.
Thank you for stopping by! We are sort of on a Mexican flavors kick lately! 🙂 So why not put the two together?!
Real ingredients are always better and it really doesn't take much more time or effort!
I couldn't agree with you more! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
My former roommate use to make something similar to this and I loved it so much! I am glad you put this recipe up because I miss eating her taco mac since I moved away!
Thank you for stopping by! So glad that you found this recipe too! 🙂 If you try it out, I'd love to know what you think!
Tacos are a family favorite in my house. I love having some alternate ways to enjoy this meal though since I hate serving the same thing every week. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Happy Home Life party. I'll be trying all of these!
We eat a lot of tacos here. The other night my 16 year old said, "momma, all we eat is taco something!". Yep, she's right. Made a taco hash last night, lol.
This recipe sounds delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing. Pinned it.
Thank you for stopping by and pinning our Taco Pasta! If you give it a try, I'd love to know what you think 🙂
Yummm! This pasta looks delicious! Pinned and can't wait to try!
Thank you for stopping by and pinning! Let me know what you think when you give it a try.
Yum! I love quick and easy meals - this is definitely one to try!
Thanks for stopping by Amy! If you try it out, let me know what you think!
What a great twist on Taco Night! I'm going to try this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. Hope you join us again next week! The door opens Friday EST.
Thanks for stopping by Kristi! If you try it out, let me know what you think. 🙂
Your recipe is on The Top Ten for Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
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Thank you for the feature! I'll be there! 🙂
We love tacos recipes!!!! Thank you for sharing this so delicious and easy to make recipe:)