Check out my first very recipe video! I am sharing the Taco Pasta recipe from the Ethnic Adventures section of my cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight! This dish is super easy to make – less than 30 minutes! And most of the ingredients are things that everyone has in their cupboards already, making it budget friendly.
This recipe came about by trying to find a variation on mac and cheese. What kid does not love mac and cheese – but how do you liven it up so the adults in the family will eat it too? Simple – add some meat, some green chilies, tomato paste, and some spices and you have Taco Pasta.
You can use any type of short pasta – shells, penne, rotini, cellantini, elbows, seriously any type of short pasta! And you can also change this recipe up a little by using Ground Beef instead of Ground Turkey or you could could give it a little more kick by using Pickled Jalapenos instead of Green Chilies! I usually serve this with a little Southwest Side Salad (lettuce, black beans, tomatoes, carrots, shredded cheese, tortilla strips and Avocado Ranch!)
I really hope you all like this video – it was very fun to make! And you can see one of my sons’ little hands helping me out!