Ingredient List
For the Zesty Taco Pasta Skillet:
  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 12 ounces medium pasta shells
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ reserved pasta water
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups crushed nacho cheese tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
For the zesty taco pasta skillet
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving ½ cup of pasta water. Set aside.

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet or sauté pan, cook the ground meat over medium-high heat until no longer pink. A few minutes before the meat is cooked through, add the chopped onion and minced garlic.

  • Add in the diced tomatoes and taco seasoning and let simmer over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes.

  • Stir in the cooked pasta, cream cheese, sour cream and reserved pasta water, and continue cooking and stirring until the cream cheese is melted and the sauce is well blended. Simmer over medium-low heat for 3-5 more minutes to reduce the sauce if it is still too thin.

  • Toss in the chopped cilantro for some fresh color and flavor.

  • Top with the crushed chips and shredded cheese. Enjoy!

  • Image: Zesty Taco Pasta Skillet.

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