Tonight it was Taco Pasta for din din.

I know this dish sounds Hamburger Helper-esque, but don’t let that deter you from making it. It will be the perfect comfort food meal come Fall….but just as perfect for a {late} July evening.

I recently stumbled upon {The Girl Who Ate Everyting} blog which is where I discovered this recipe. I have made a mental note of SEVERAL other things I’m going to try from this site. If you have the time, click around. You’re going to want to eat everything, too. What I love about her recipes are that they are family friendly and use basic ingredients.

This meal is a mash up between Mexican and Italian ~ how can you go wrong with that? They come together in perfect harmony.

Just a few notes: it calls for 4tbsp taco seasoning…I just used one packet which is about the same measurement. I added MUCH more garlic than it called for…like five times more! I also just went ahead and threw in the juice from the tomatoes…it was totally fine and not at all too soupy. I added double the cilantro since I love it so. One last tidbit…I used light sour cream and you could NOT tell the diff at all.

This dish gets it cheesiness from cream cheese and the sauce is a creamy sort of tomato sauce which I love…makes you not feel quite as guilty with the tomatoes in there! I’m sure you could substitute the cream cheese with grated cheddar and it would be just fine. You could most certainly boost up the veggies in this by adding some peppers {green, red, yellow or all three} when sautéing the onions. I think I may do that next time around.


3 thoughts on “Harmony”

  1. This looks really good! I’m in desperate need for new recipes for August. This is going to be one for sure. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for this suggestion, Amy! I made this tonight – the husband liked it and so did the baby! I won’t mention that I had two bowls myself… 🙂 Next up – Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos!

  3. So glad you enjoyed it, Andrea! 😉 The chicken taquitos are a MUST! Hope you enjoy them as well! Thanks for reading! XOXO

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