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Taco Pasta Bake

Cheesy, pasta with a taco twist that makes a great weeknight meal!

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Question: How time a week do you/your family eat pasta?

We are currently at about six thousand times a week. Give or take a few thousand.

We eat so.much.pasta.

With the kids being home for lunch now, we eat it even more. All types, sizes, shapes, and with a variety of sauces. I have a few stubborn kids picky eaters who only want to eat pasta, no matter what we are having for dinner.

The age old question at my house: Are you making noodles for dinner? *sigh*

Have you been there? Please,tell me you have!

With all this noodle-eatin’ going around, it’s necessary to try and think up new dishes to satisfy both parties. Noodles for my picky eaters and something other than just noodles for the rest of us.

This dish is a winner at our table.

It’s filled with:

  • Noodles
  • Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Ground turkey
  • Taco seasoning 

A little bit for everybody and is a great dish to whip up on a weeknight. It’s also great to make ahead, toss in your fridge/freezer and bake up when you are ready.

Add a veggie and a side of nacho chips and this Taco Pasta Bake is served.

Taco Pasta Bake #pasta #taco #bakedpasta #tacoseasoning #dinner #tableforsevenblog
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Taco Pasta Bake

Taco Pasta Bake #pasta #taco #bakedpasta #tacoseasoning #dinner #tableforsevenblog

Cheesy, pasta with a taco twist that makes a great weeknight meal..

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 lb ground turkey (beef or chicken will also work)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups dry pasta
  • 2 cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • salt/pepper, to taste preference


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 inch baking dish.
  2. Prepare pasta according to box instructions, drain and set aside.
  3. In a skillet, brown ground turkey with salt/pepper until no longer pink. Stir in salsa and let it simmer for 5 minutes or so.
  4. Layer cooked pasta on bottom of baking dish, then, layer meat, then, cheese, Repeat layers.
  5. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
  6. Serve topped with lettuce, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 730Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 1106mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 49g

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