Monday, June 6, 2011

Taco Pasta Bake

My son wanted tacos for dinner and my daughter pasta.  What was a mother to do? So I decided to put them together and I ended up with this Taco Pasta Bake.  Now it's a new family favorite.

Note: Cook 1lb of pasta prior to making the Taco Meat Sauce.  I used 100% whole wheat pasta.

1 pound of pasta (any style) 
1lb of lean ground meat (any kind). I used ground chicken.
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.

Serves 4-6. Eat with a green salad for a balanced meal.  Enjoy.

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