Taco Pasta

Hungry for Mexican-flavor foods? This taco-inspired beef dinner recipe of pasta, salsa, beef, and cheese will satisfy cravings.



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Ingredients
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    8   ounces 
    dried penne
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    2   pounds 
    uncooked ground chicken
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    1   cup 
    chopped onion
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    1 1/2  cups 
    water
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    1  1 1/4 ounce envelope 
    taco seasoning mix
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    2  11  ounce can 
    whole kernel corn with sweet peppers, drained
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    2   cups 
    sliced pitted ripe olives
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    2   cups 
    (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
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    1   cup 
    salsa
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    2  4  ounce can 
    diced green chile peppers, drained
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    8   cups 
    shredded lettuce
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    2   
    medium tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
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    Tortilla chips (optional)
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    Dairy sour cream (optional)

Directions
1.
Cook pasta according to directions; drain and set aside.
2.
Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet cook ground chicken and onion, half at a time, until meat is brown; drain fat. Return all of the chicken mixture to skillet. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked pasta, corn, olives, half of the shredded cheese, salsa, and chile peppers.
3.
Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 3-quart rectangular casserole. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
4.
Serve with lettuce, tomato wedges, and, if desired, tortilla chips and sour cream. Makes 12 servings.
Tip
  • To Tote: Cover tightly. Transport in an insulated carrier. Transport lettuce, tomatoes, and, if desired, sour cream in an insulated cooler with ice packs. If desired, transport chips in an airtight bag or container.
Variation
  • For 6 Servings: Prepare using method above, except transfer mixture to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 351, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 20, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 30, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 24, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 680.26, vit. C (mg) 18.3, Thiamin (mg) 0.18, Riboflavin (mg) 0.21, Niacin (mg) 1.78, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.14, Folate (g) 80.64, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.18, sodium (mg) 934, Potassium (mg) 283, calcium (mg) 212.03, iron (mg) 3.06, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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