Monday, August 30, 2010

Taco Twist Bake


 

It's amazing how you can take some basic ingredients that we've all eaten a million times. Put them together in a cassarole.  And have it just turn out amazing! 

I knew this would be good.  I mean, we're talking pasta, cheese, taco meat and sour cream.  What's not to love!!!



I was amazed by how MUCH I liked it though. It wasn't just good, it was fantastic! 

We all absolutely loved this scraped the pan clean! 



My only regret is that I didn't make a double batch so I could have leftovers this week!!
 




This was part of my ground turkey freezer cooking day!   Check it out for more great freezer ideas!


Taco Twist Bake Recipe


3 cups cooked taco seasoned meat
1 - 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 cup green or red pepper, chopped
1 package (8 oz) spiral pasta, cooked and drained (I used 8 oz. of Barilla Plus rotini pasta)
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream, light
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese, divided


In a large pan, combine taco meat, tomato sauce and peppers, bring to a boil.  Meanwhile, combine pasta and sour cream. Place in a 8 x 8 pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese.  Top with meat mixture.  Bake, uncovered at 325 for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, bake 5 - 10 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.


Total calories = 2672 calories
6 servings = 445 per serving

Taco Twist Bake = 445 calorie dinner

More meals you might enjoy!

Crustless Tex Mex Meatloaf Cheddar Pie

Turkey Chipotle Tacos

Cinnamon & Lime Chicken Fajitas


Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

44 comments:

  1. It looks good Debbi, you're awesome!

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  2. Debbi,
    It is a double edged sword when a delicious meal is eaten all gone - you know it was yummy but grr, no leftovers! Thanks for linking this to Two for Tuesdays!

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  3. this is mouthwatering--looks easy and i have all these ingredients in my fridge...yahoo! my husband is going to love this. thank you for linking up to TNSC

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  4. Look at all of that yummy cheese! I adore pasta casseroles like this one.

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  5. This looks really good. I am a huge fan of taco dishes. Taco soups and casseroles they are always a favorite with me.

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  6. This really looks tasty. Your photos have got me wishing I had something like this in front of me right now. Thanks.

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  7. YUMMM Going to have to give this a whirl as well! :D I was going to tell you that recipes are MORE than welcome to link up at my Fabulous Friday Finds party....they're a fab find, right? I'm thinking for sure! Lots of ladies show off their delish creations and I would love to have you link up..so bring on these yummy recipes, girl :)
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  8. Hi, Debbi!
    I was coming over to check out this recipe after seeing the super yummy looking plate of pasta on my reader! Mmmmm! Looks amazing! I can't wait to make this! I'm teaching my niece how to cook on Wednesday...maybe we'll make this!

    I was super-surprised to see the shout out! Thanks! I'm so glad you like your button!

    So, what time should I expect you for dinner tonight? :) If I actually make the chili, I'll let you know how it turns out. My kitchen is a disater area and instead of cleaning it, my butt is in front of the computer! I really should be sleeping too! So, before any cooking gets done tomorrow(today) I'll need to clean the kitchen....may be a change of the menu plan! I WILL make it this week though! I'm determined!

    Under the Big Oak Tree

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  9. Now I'm hungry, and it's way past eating time! ;-) This looks delicious!

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  10. Hi Debs! When folks clean their plates, you know its a winner! I really enjoy mixing mexican flavors with pasta, but I will be doing this with real sour cream cause I cant take the low fat stuff! Thanks for sharing on the two for tuesday hop. Alex@amoderatelife

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  11. Sounds like something that would get gobbled up pretty quickly around here, too! mmmm...thanks so much for sharing it w/ T4T, too =)

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  12. Looks delcious! I can see why it was a scrape the pan clean meal!

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  13. Sounds yummy! I've been on a taco/chili kick lately, too!

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  14. Looks so good! Wish I had that for my lunch today...

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  15. Your taco twist bake looks really good - and I like that it is made with (healthy, lower in fat) turkey!

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  16. Yumm...I love these kind of casseroles!

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  17. Yum! I wouldn't have thought to add sour cream, but it sounds so good!!

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  18. Sounds wonderful, definitely something we would enjoy. Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thanks for bringing the Twist to Two for Tuesday. Now I can't get that song out of my head, "come on, baby..."

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  20. I'm pretty sure that when you combine tex-mex and italian, you just can't go wrong. Awesome dish!

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  21. RECIPE WIN! for Sure!!! Love this debbie!

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  22. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for the recipe!

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  23. Seems like a great easy recipe - what's not to love? I love seasoning ground turkey with taco seasoning and finding different uses for it....never though of pasta though!

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  24. Now that you know it is a family winner you can double the recipe next time. I like you, love to have leftovers!

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  25. Ok, I know someone very near and dear to me who is going to love this one - thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  26. Wow, this sounds incredible!! Thanks a lot for giving me the munchies at 1 AM!

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  27. This is saved in my favs to be made for next weeks suppers! Sounds so good!

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  28. This looks delicious, Deb! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the tip about making a double batch! I love being able to cook great meals and keep some in my freezer for another day.

    Robyn

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  29. I love anything Mexican based and pasta is always a winner. Thanks for a great recipe and for sharing with T4T!!

    Jason

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  30. It is "lick-the-screen" delicious! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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  31. This looks fantastic. Thank you for adding it to Presto Pasta Nights :)

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  32. It's also good with green beans and corn mixed in! (My mom has been basically making this dish since I was a kid! Only without the sour cream, which I'm trying next time!) Since I cook for one and don't have a freezer, I don't buy a lot of meat. I am thinking that next time I make this, I am going to try adding black and pinto beans instead of meat, although I might mix the taco seasoning in somehow anyway to give it more flavor!

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  33. Thank you again this was fab! I do agree next time I'll add in a little corn since my youngest is obsessed with it! :) I'm posting with a link to you :)

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  34. Love your recipes, they are all something easy to make, and the pictures you put on, really make me want me to try these

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  35. i found your recipe via family fresh meals... i can't wait to try it!

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  36. I love taco casseroles. I love the idea of adding corn like Alexis suggested. My girls are going to love this one!

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  37. I found this recipe on Pinterest and made it tonight. Wow, it was so easy to put together and tasted great! I used orange pepper and fusilli because that is all I had on hand. I will be making this again!

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  38. I have made this before & I'm making again right now. My whole family loves it, so of course I have learned to double the recipe ;-)

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