Sunday, January 4, 2009

Taco Pasta Bake

I saw this recipe on my friend Brooke's blog, who got it from our other friend Colleen. It is quick, simple and delicious. I subbed ground beef with ground turkey added some diced onions and red pepper to it. There are plenty of leftovers for lunch and another dinner this week. My stepdaughter even asked if we could put this into our regular rotation. Thanks ladies!

1 lb ground turkey
1 shallot, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
15-ounce can tomato sauce
1 packet of taco seasoning
8 ounces farfalle
8 ounce package light cream cheese, softened
1 cup light sour cream
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Saute the onions and red pepper until the onion is translucent. Add the ground turkey, brown and drain. Add taco seasoning and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and then simmer for a few minutes.
In the meantime, cook pasta according to directions.
Mix softened cream cheese and sour cream in separate bowl.
Spray bottom of 9x13 pan. Put pasta in bottom of pan. Spread cream cheese mixture over pasta. Spoon ground meat mixture over this. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.


fingers80 said...

Looks like a easy and tasty meal!

Joelen said...

Looks like a great meal and I love all the southwestern flavors together!

Colleen said...

Ooh I love all you additions! Glad everyone liked it!