Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Taco Pasta

I made this while the girls were gone and Don and I both really liked it. It makes enough to feed 4-6. If you like tacos and pasta, this is the dish for you. I served it with Queso dip and chips.

Taco Pasta
adapted from Delish by http://www.amanda.fakeginger.com/

1 pound ground beef or turkey
8 ounce small dry pasta shapes***Beth's notes: I doubled this per original posters notes.
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
4 tablespoon taco seasoning
3 ounce cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup(Beth's notes:3/4 cup) of pasta water. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet or sauté pan, cook the ground meat over medium-high heat until no longer pink. A few minutes before the meat is cooked through, add the chopped onion to the skillet. Once the meat is cooked through, mix in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Drain meat mixture. Mix in the diced tomatoes and taco seasoning and let simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked 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 a bit.

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