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Baked Taco Pasta

If you love our no-boil pasta bakes, you will love this taco flavored recipe. It’s full of flavor and it’s safe to say that it is one of our favorites! A winning quick and easy pasta recipe.

Taco seasoning is one of our favorite spice blends. It is a mix of cumin, paprika, oregano, chili powder, garlic, onion, cayenne, salt and pepper. If you don’t have a favorite store bought taco spice blend, you can definitely make your own. Just note that a lot of store bought ones have a lot of extra ingredients, so be sure to get a good quality mix. These are two of our favorites and use in a lot of our recipes, Siete Foods, and Penzey’s Spices.

For everyone asking about this beautiful bow tie pasta, you can find it here.

Baked Taco Pasta

No boil pasta recipe, loaded with peppers and taco seasoning.
Course dinner, lunch
Calories
Ingredients
  
  • 12 oz uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup red pepper (and yellow pepper mix)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Instructions
 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large baking dish, approx. 12x8. Add uncooked pasta, olive oil, taco seasoning, salt, pepper, colored peppers, garlic, onions, and broth.
  • Gently toss everthing together, being careful not to break the pasta.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, and add heavy cream, and cheese. MIx until it comes together and is nice and creamy. Garnish with cilantro and a sprinkle of cheese!
Keyword chicken tacos, easy dinner, easy dinner recipe, easy pasta recipe, one pot pasta, pasta bake, taco pasta
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Tip: If you have leftover pasta, be sure to add a little broth to help loosen it up. It really helps the pasta come back to life!

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