October 22, 2011

Yummy Taco Pasta

I love this dish!  

It is creamy, cheesy, slightly spicy and easy enough that you can make it any day of the week.  I have made it many times and it turns out perfect every time.  I have tried it with ground turkey and ground beef and it tastes delicious either way.  I love using ground turkey, because it is healthier than ground beef and honestly, I can't really tell the difference in my dishes.  It is a great way to save some calories without sacrificing the flavor of the dish.  
I have also made this with water and with beef broth and it is delicious both ways.  So, the good news is, this dish is very user friendly and if you don't have one of the ingredients on hand, it most likely will taste just as good if you substitute something similar.
Taco Pasta
adapted from: Fake Ginger

1 Lb. ground turkey or beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 can mild Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles)
4 c. water or low-sodium beef broth
2 c. small pasta
2 Tbl. butter
2-3 Tbl. flour
1 c. milk
1 1/2 c. Cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper, to taste
chopped cilantro, for garnish, opt. 

Brown ground meat in large saucepan over medium heat.  Add taco seasoning, undrained Rotel, water or beef broth and uncooked pasta and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and cover.  Simmer 12-14 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.  If the liquid has all been absorbed and the pasta is still not done, add more liquid.  

In a separate saucepan, melt butter; add flour and stir until a thick paste forms.  Cook a few minutes to allow the flour flavor to cook out, stirring occasionally.  Slowly whisk in milk and stir until thickened.  Remove from heat and stir in the grated cheese until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper.  Pour sauce mixture into pasta and stir to combine.  Cook a few minutes or until reaches desired thickness.  Garnish with cilantro, if desired.  Serves 4.  

15 comments:

  1. This looks like something I should definitely try. I think my teens would like it. Love your recipes.

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