Monday, May 20, 2013

Taco Pasta Bake

A friend posted this dish on facebook.  It was a big hit at our house.  It's quick and easy to make and oh so yummy. 

Taco Pasta Bake
1 lb. ziti or rigatoni pasta
1 lb. ground beef
2 pkg. taco seasoning
2 c. water
8 ounces cream cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

Boil pasta according to package directions  While the pasta is cooking, brown the ground beef and drain.  Mix in water and taco seasoning.  Simmer on medium low for 5 minutes.  Add in cream cheese to the ground beef mixture.  Stir until the cream cheese is melted.  Remove the ground beef mixture from heat.  Mix the cooked pasta and ground beef mixture together.  Pour half of the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.  Sprinkle half of the cheese on top.  Pour remaining ground beef mixture into the dish.  Cover with remaining cheese.  Bake at 350 degree for 15-20 minutes.


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