Looking for a quick pasta recipe the whole family will love? Try my Easy and Delicious Weeknight Taco Pasta recipe that features creamy taco pasta with beef, cheese, and taco seasoning.
1/216 ozBox of Small Shell Pasta Noodles
1lbLean Ground Beef or Turkey80/20 or above preferred
1envelopelow sodium taco seasoning
1/2blockreduced fat cream cheese(4 oz.)
1cupshredded cheeseCheddar, Mexican Blend, or Monterey Jack
Begin boiling pasta according to package instructions.
Brown ground beef in pan until fully cooked; Drain; Place beef back into pan and add taco seasoning and water. Stir well and let simmer on Medium heat until liquid has reduced. (About 5 Minutes)
Cut ½ block of cream cheese into small squares and add into ground beef mixture. Begin stirring in cream cheese and increase heat to medium/high until all cheese has been incorporated and sauce is creamy.
Remove ground beef from heat; Drain pasta; Place hot pasta into casserole dish and stir in ½ cup of cheese. Add in taco mixture and mix well.
Top pasta with remaining ½ cup of cheese and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until cheese is perfectly melted.
Pair it with a delicious salad and enjoy this easy and delicious weeknight meal!