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Creamy Taco Pasta

This creamy taco pasta recipe is a quick and one pot dinner! Ready in 30 minutes, top this easy pasta dinner with your favorite taco garnishes!

taco pasta in a blue pot

In case you haven’t noticed, I have a small addiction to tacos. I have been working hard to diversify my diet but I often find that when I have a craving it is for a taco.

I’m obsessed with tacos. Layered taco dip, chicken taco soup, steak and egg breakfast tacos – just to name a few recipes I have shared in the past. I blame my mom’s taco pregnancy cravings on this one.

While I definitely have been craving taco flavors lately, I have been getting a little bored. Isn’t that a shame – getting bored by the flavors you’re craving?

To change it up a little, I created this easy creamy taco pasta.

close up photo of taco pasta recipe

Creamy Taco Pasta

This taco pasta is a modification of my ever so popular cheesy tomato pasta skillet. Taco seasoning is added to the creamy tomato flavors and then each serving is topped with taco toppings.

Think crunchy iceberg lettuce, diced tomatoes, a little shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

I think this easy dinner would be a great way to add some vegetable portions to your daily diet and add a little fun to the dinner table. I add the veggies to the big pot, but instead you could set up a mini taco pasta station.

Put small bowls of your favorite taco toppings out and then let the whole family add their favorites to their bowls. That’s one of the best parts about tacos, right?

taco pasta garnished

Looking for more quick pasta recipes? Try these:

taco pasta on a white plate

Creamy Taco Pasta

Creamy Taco Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This creamy taco pasta recipe is a quick and one pot dinner! Ready in 30 minutes, top this easy pasta dinner with your favorite taco garnishes!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup diced white onion
  • 16 ounces uncooked pasta (rigatoni, ziti, penne)
  • 28 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning (1 packet)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • salt to taste

Taco Toppings (Optional)

  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • diced green onion
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, begin cooking the pasta according to the package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, begin browning the ground turkey in a large pan over medium heat. After the meat has browned for 4 minutes, add the diced onion. Stir and sauté the ground turkey and onion until the turkey is no longer pink and the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the tomato sauce and the taco seasoning, stir well. Bring the sauce mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. (Pasta should be almost done cooking)
  4. Add the cream cheese, stirring until it is completely melted. Add the cooked pasta and toss in the sauce and remove from heat.
  5. When serving, top pasta with optional taco toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, green onion, shredded cheese and sour cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 961mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 26g

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This creamy taco pasta recipe is a quick and easy dinner! Ready in 30 minutes, this meal is a great way to add extra vegetable portions and it is kid-friendly! | honeyandbirch.com

This creamy taco pasta recipe is a quick and easy dinner! Ready in 30 minutes, this meal is a great way to add extra vegetable portions and it is kid-friendly! | honeyandbirch.com

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Theresa @DearCreatives

Thursday 25th of February 2016

Looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

Alli @ Tornadough Alli

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

This look so so delish!! I love pasta, I love taco and it's a absolute great mashup! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday, this will be featured at tomorrows party!

Frugal Hausfrau

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

What a fun idea! After all, who doesn't love tacos and pasta! Genius, really. Thanks from all of us at Throwback Thursday for linking up to us this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring next week. :)

Mollie

Michelle James

Monday 22nd of February 2016

This looks like such a great recipe! I know my son would so enjoy it! Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Heather @MySweetMission.net

Monday 22nd of February 2016

Thank you Jenny for linking up this amazing Creamy Taco Pasta at the Creative Muster Party, our family LOVES tacos too! It looks absolutely delicious and your pictures are fantastic! We hope you'll stop by Tuesday night at 6 pm EST to party with us again. Your post is one of my #FavoritePosts this week, so it's been shared on Instagram @MySweetMission. :) ~Heather