Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's for Dinner Wednesday: Taco Pasta

The recipe for the day is one I just threw together with what I could find in the fridge and pantry.  Tacos are one of the few meals that all of my kids will eat.  When I make them, I always make TONS of meat.  4lbs of ground turkey feeds us all for dinner, the hubby's lunch the next day, and with what's leftover I get to have fun creating a new meal!

Here are the ingredients I used:

- 1lb of leftover ground turkey seasoned with taco seasoning.
- 1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 can of black beans
- 3/4 cup of sour cream
- 8oz of Monterrey Jack Cheese
- 1 tbsp of chopped cilantro
- 1 box of rigatoni pasta

Throw the leftover meat in a pot to heat.  Once hot, mix in the tomatoes, black beans, and cilantro.  Then add the sour cream.  Cook up the pasta ( I always throw a good amount of salt in the boiling water before I add the pasta, it flavors the noodles so well).  Once the pasta is done strain it and put it in a 13x9in casserole dish.  Then add the meat mixture.  Mix well, top with the shredded Monterrey Jack.  Back in the oven at 375 degrees for 30min. 

I wish I had a picture to share with you all today.  I'll make sure to start snapping some whenever I cook a meal! 


Crunchy Katie


  1. Sounds Nummy! I will try it with the left over Taco meat next time we have Taco's! Love Ya!

  2. Looks good, and best of all is I have all these ingredients in my cupboard. Thanks.

  3. I love tacos. This pasta version sounds good too. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  4. wow this looks great I'll have to give it a try

  5. Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  6. sounds so good im gonna give it a try tommrrow nighht!

  7. This sounds great!! I'm glad that it uses ground turkey since I don't eat beef.

  8. Sounds good I'll have to try it!