Thursday, November 13, 2008

Taco Bake

This week has been full of late nights at school and no energy when I got home. So when Lindsay suggested this recipe, I printed it out right away! This dish is pretty much the ultimate in comfort food; so you know that that means...really ugly pictures!

This is definitely going into the recipe file as quick, simple, and delicious. I halved everything and baked it in an 8x8 dish. If you do this, I would recommend going slightly over half the amount of the ingredients, since I didn't think there was as much beef mixture as there would be in the 9x13. Regardless, we loved it, and I will be making it again, whether I am crunched for time or not!

Taco Bake
from Love Deliciousness
Makes 6 large servings

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 packet taco seasoning
15-ounce can tomato sauce
8 ounces medium shell pasta
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef, drain. Add taco seasoning and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, cook pasta according to directions. Drain.

Mix softened cream cheese and sour cream in separate bowl.

Spray bottom of 9x13 pan. Put pasta in bottom of pan.

Spread cream cheese mixture over pasta. Spoon ground meat mixture over this. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.


Anonymous said...

YUM! That looks insanely delicious and comforting. Especially on a rainy cold day like today!

Aggie said...

This sounds great!! I love a one dish meal like this! I laughed about your comment about ugly comfort food pictures, I always feel the same way!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lindsay said...

YAY, I'm so glad you liked it!! It tastes like heaven :)

Jodi said...

This looks delicious! I recently posted a taco hotdish recipe on my blog, but even so, I'm going to try this one. Thanks!