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Taco Pasta Bake Recipe

I decided to post a this picture to Instagram one night as I was sitting down to dinner and got a request about sharing the recipe. Recipe? huh? I didn't have one as I just through it all together as I went. So here is how this all came about......

A few weeks ago I was totally lost for what to make for dinner. I really need to get back into my Meal Planning. I looked around at what I had in the kitchen and freezer and decided I was going to make something with pasta and ground beef. Now other than that I had no idea what I wanted to make until I started thinking about what I wanted for veggies and that is where the Taco Pasta Bake came to life.

Taco Pasta Bake
Serves 4.

Ingredients:
2 cup spiral pasta or scooby doo pasta
1 cup of salsa (we used medium), you could also substitute with canned diced tomatoes
1 cup frozen corn
1 Tbsp Chili or Taco seasoning (you can add more if you like a spicy chili taste)
1 cup shredded cheese (you can add more to your liking, I think I did. I just made sure it was well covered)
1 can black beans 19oz/540ml (drained and rinsed well)
1 lb. ground beef browned and drained

Directions:
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add pasta. Cook for 8 minutes. You don't want to over cook it as it will go into the oven to bake. 
  2. While your pasta is cooking brown your ground beef in a frying pan until brown and drain grease.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F 
  4. Drain pasta and add to big mixing bowl
  5. Add ground beef, salsa, corn, chili powder, black beans and mix well.
  6. Pour into a casserole dish - mine was a 8x11.5
  7. Cover with shredded cheese. 
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Here is where you can decide how long you want to bake as you want to warm your casserole and melt the cheese. 
  9. Enjoy! Watch your children and hubby ask for seconds.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

4 comments:

  1. looks so good ty going to try it!

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    1. Please let me know how everyone likes it if you try it.

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  2. Ooooh! Sounds delicious! Thank you!

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