Baked Taco Pasta

in , , by Katie Margaret, January 28, 2014

Sunday night is my favorite night of the week to make dinner at home. I have plenty of time to prep and lots of fresh groceries. On Sundays, I try to make a meal that I can eat leftovers from. I'm a big fan of eating leftovers. I hate wasting food. It's always nice when I can get a couple meals from dinner. 

This particular recipe was really yummy and inexpensive to make. I was in the mood for Mexican and Italian food. Baked Taco Pasta seemed to be a great combination of the two. I decided to come up with my own recipe. I just thought of all the ingredients I like in my taco and added them to macaroni noddles.

  • 1 lb lean turkey meat (ground beef is fine too, turkey is just leaner)
  • 1 16oz can of diced tomatoes
  •  1/2 can of jalapenos
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 box macaroni noddles
  • Tbs fresh cilantro

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook noodles as directed on box
  • Cook meat with chopped onion until fully cooked. 
  • Add tomatoes, jalapenos and taco seasoning.
  • In a large mixing bowl add meat mixture with noddles and 1 cup cheese.
  • Pour into a greased large Pyrex baking dish
  • Top with chopped grape tomatoes and cilantro
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy :)

I really enjoyed this dish. We got a few meals out of it. I will definitely be making this one again.

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