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I am always struggling for dinners that all of us can enjoy. We are all picky in our own ways, that is undeniable. But my 6 year old is kind of over the top. So if I can get something all of us will eat 75% of the time, I am doing amazingly well. Tacos are one of those that is always a hit! So when I saw this recipe for Taco Pasta I knew I had to try it.
I was so excited for this! I will say that if you do not like spicy foods you really need to use just plain diced tomatoes. I didn’t have plain tomatoes, so I used the can of Rotel that I had. It was fine for hubby and I, but not for my son. We were adding shredded cheddar cheese and crushed tortilla chips to try to cool it down for him. I think he drank 3 glasses of milk during dinner that night! He did like it though, and said if it wasn’t spicy he would eat it again. My husband topped his with cheese too, but that is just because he likes cheese. Don’t mind the mix of pasta shapes, I didn’t have enough macaroni, so I broke some lasagna noodles to fill in. I am looking forward to making this again without the heat.
1 pound ground beef
10 oz small pasta shapes
1 small onion,diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14 oz.) can Rotel tomatoes (or plain diced if you don’t like spicy)
1 packet taco seasoning
3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper
Cook pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet brown ground beef, and onions over medium-high heat until cooked through. Once the meat is cooked, mix in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add in the diced tomatoes and taco seasoning. Let simmer over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes.
Stir in the pasta, cream cheese, sour cream and reserved pasta water, and continue stirring until the cream cheese is melted and the sauce is well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over medium-low heat 3-5 minutes to reduce the sauce.