This taco pasta is simple, delicious and certain to be a flavorful hit with your family and friends! One bite, and you’ll be adding this to your monthly meal plan.
Taco Pasta – A fun meal the entire family will enjoy!
I’m always on the hunt for decent comfort food. And not just any…a delicious pasta dinner recipe that makes me look like a cooking queen. (We all need a little credit, right?)
The good news? This cheesy taco pasta makes me look awesome and my kids love this recipe, too! Every bite the family loved and this taco meal is one that we actually make quite often.
The taco flavors are so delicious and this taco pasta recipe is just crazy simple. Even my kiddos like to join in on the fun of this pasta bake. Anytime I can get them helping out in the kitchen, it’s 100% awesome!
Why my kids go crazy for this delicious cheesy taco pasta
There’s just something delicious about the flavor. It’s like they’re eating tacos…but in pasta form. Plus, who doesn’t love noodles? I’ve made this for lunch, dinner and even sent some leftovers to school and it’s been a winning choice every single time.
My kids have gotten to where they even have started asking for it as well. My answer? I’ll be happy to make it as long as you help!
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What kind of extras can you add to this taco pasta bake?
It’s up to you. Be creative and add all of your favorite taco toppings. Here are some things that would taste amazing:
- Homemade taco seasoning
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
- More diced tomatoes
Non-Vegetarian Option – Use Ground Turkey
Plus, if you don’t happen to be a vegetarian, you can add in some ground turkey and brown in a skillet over medium heat until it’s no longer pink.
I’m a firm believer that you control the recipe, so you can either print the recipe as is or add in some of your own favorite ingredients.
How do you store leftovers of this taco meal?
If there happen to be any leftover, I find that putting it into a baking dish with a lid and storing in the fridge for the next couple days works great. Cooking the pasta al dente gives it an awesome texture for leftovers!
Can you freeze this taco pasta bake?
I’ve honestly never frozen it, but I can’t say that I would recommend it. The freezing can change the texture of the pasta which could then alter the taste and flavor. I would say that eating this as fresh as possible is the best way to go.
Can you add in more black beans than the recipe calls for?
Sure! If you want to add in even more protein, add in another can of black beans! You can even add in kidney beans as well or other beans that your family enjoys to eat.
Many people tend to think of this dish as something that you make during the colder months of the year, but I couldn’t disagree more. I love this dish for the fact that it’s so versatile.
When you’re craving it, you should make it! Perfect for dinner, lunch or as a quick snack to give some much-needed energy, you’ll find that this recipe becomes one of your family-favorites quickly.
There is just something fun about tacos and pasta; I think they were meant to be together!
That combo inspired this fun taco pasta! Taco Pasta is a fun meal the entire family will enjoy!
- Cook pasta per directions on box, drain and set aside.
- Heat 1 T of oil in pan, saute onion.
- When onion is soft, add salsa, corn, beans and spices. Stir and heat.
- Combine "sauce" with cooked pasta.
- Serve and ENJOY!