Sunday, October 28, 2012

Taco Pasta Bake


Easy?  Check!

Tasty?  Check!

Good leftover?  Check!

I've actually made this twice since I discovered the recipe on Pinterest.

It's sort of like a homemade Hamburger Helper type of dish.  And let's just be honest.  I'm no stranger to Hamburger Helper.  I like the occasional dinner in a box.

Don't judge.

Anyway.

This recipe is a keeper.  You've gotta make it soon.........


Taco Pasta Bake
(copied from original source)

8 oz. of cooked pasta
1 lb. hamburger
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 cup of water
4 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.  Cook pasta as directed on package.  After draining, run pasta under cold water.  Set aside.  Brown the hamburger.  Add the taco seasoning and water.  Simmer for about five minutes.  Add the cream cheese and stir until it melts.  Add the pasta to the meat and stir.  Spray a 9 x 13 dish with cooking spray.  Pour the meat and pasta mixture in the baking dish.  Top with cheese.  Bake, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.


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Next time, to be wild and crazy, I'll make it with penne pasta.  Or ziti.  

Watch out, world!

30 comments:

  1. Ok, definitely going to try to make this!!

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  2. yum!! i wish I was eating that for dinner right now!

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  3. Sounds yummy and super simple!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  4. Yum, I love hamburger helper...I'll have to try this! :)

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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    1. I do too!!!!!!!! DO! You'll love it!

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  5. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

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  6. My husband loves taco anything! It's the sure way to make him happy!

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  7. I love an easy meal. And, I might just have to go crazy and have it with ziti :)

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  8. Mmm...that looks delish! Hubby loves tacos and this would be a nice change!

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  9. Sounds like the perfect comfort food! And just as important - I have all those ingredients on hand already :-)

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    1. YESSSS! I love it when that happens!

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  10. As much as I love to whip up unique things for dinner... there's nothing like good old HH! This recipe looks delicious.

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  11. I have a love/hate relationship with posts like this. I love recipes--and this one looks easy enough that even I could make it--but the images make me so darned hungry!!! :)

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    1. HA! Well, that's GOOD! Pics on Pinterest are what MAKE me COOK!

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  12. Looks tasty. I need more quick and easy recipes. Cooking meals from scratch is hard to do with a tot attached to your leg.

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  13. Hamburger Helper in disguise...I am in!! :)

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  14. That looks so tasty! Love that it's easy too! :)

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  15. I love this! Mexican food and pasta together, yes, please! :) Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

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  16. Visiting from Marvelous Mondays...thanks for sharing! I am one of this week's co-hosts, please take a look at MilwakeeKitchen.blogspot.com to learn more about my Milwaukee Kitchen! Sara

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    1. Thanks for dropping in! I'll head your way!

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  17. I love hamburger helper, lol. Dinner in a box is good, but even better when recreated at home.
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday!

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  18. This looks delish! Pinning for dinner this week. :) Thanks for linking up this week!

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  20. I think I am making this for dinner tonight.

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