Monday, June 10, 2013

Pasta Palooza ... Taco Macaroni and Cheese

As most of you know the boys love anything with noodles!  And then you add their love of anything Mexican food then we have a winner.  So then when I came across this Taco Macaroni and Cheese on Cassie Craves, I just had to give it a shot.  This was a hit with Rick and the boys, it sure did smell good (only smells for this girl until I'm done with this diet).

1 pound macaroni or shell pasta
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 serving of taco seasoning (or 1 packet of store-bought seasoning mix)
1 cup salsa
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, cut into chunks
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

2. Meanwhile, brown ground beef and sweat the onion together in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the beef is completely cooked through, drain off excess fat, return to skillet, and add garlic. Cook and stir 30 seconds. Add taco seasoning and salsa and stir to combine; reduce heat to low.

3. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add cream cheese, milk, and sour cream and stir to combine. Cook until cream cheese is melted and mixture is thick and bubbling. Stir in shredded cheese.

4. Add cheese sauce and ground beef mixture to pasta and stir to combine. Top each serving with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

A super easy recipe and I had everything on hand!
Hope you give it a try!

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  1. YUM! This sounds amazingly delicious. I would love this.

  2. I wouldn't be able to eat this with all the cheese but it does sound very YUM! Easy too.

  3. I am sorry but that looks like something my cat haucked up.
    But then again most creamy noodle things do....

  4. This sounds really tasty. Thanks for sharing it with me.

  5. This sounds amazing! Definitely something my family will love. I'll have to pin it! :-)


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