I made this with taco leftovers and my family loved it. I think it works best with fettuccine, but you can use your favorite pasta.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
7
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook ground beef. Drain excess grease. Add taco seasoning packet as directed on package.

  • Transfer pasta to a large bowl. Toss with cooked meat mixture, prepared cheese, and tomatoes. If desired, add sliced olives. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

552 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 58.4g; fat 24g; cholesterol 66.9mg; sodium 939.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2004
We used only 6 oz. of rotini (could have probably used 8 oz.), can of Hunt's diced tomatoes seasoned for tacos, can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, can of black beans (rinsed), and some diced onion along with the rest of the ingredients but no parmesan, fresh tomatoes or spices. We cooked the meat and warmed all the canned goods and mixed it with the hot pasta and just tossed it in the oven for 15 minutes to melt the cheese. I definitely appreciate the recipe idea, don't think I would have made this without some inspiration. My boyfriend and I really liked it and will definitely make our modified version in the future. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2002
Noone accept me seemed to like this. I ended up throwing it out. I think you could cut down a lot on the amount of pasta. It was a bit dry as well. Read More
(5)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2004
We used only 6 oz. of rotini (could have probably used 8 oz.), can of Hunt's diced tomatoes seasoned for tacos, can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, can of black beans (rinsed), and some diced onion along with the rest of the ingredients but no parmesan, fresh tomatoes or spices. We cooked the meat and warmed all the canned goods and mixed it with the hot pasta and just tossed it in the oven for 15 minutes to melt the cheese. I definitely appreciate the recipe idea, don't think I would have made this without some inspiration. My boyfriend and I really liked it and will definitely make our modified version in the future. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
We enoyed this meal it was a change of pace from the usual pasta fare. I used elbows and made a goulash then layered cheese throughout and on top and baked it at 325 degrees for about fifteen minutes. Serve with a salad and some bread and you've got yourself a meal! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2002
Noone accept me seemed to like this. I ended up throwing it out. I think you could cut down a lot on the amount of pasta. It was a bit dry as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2012
I made quite a few changes but it ended up very good. I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I used one can of diced tomatoes drained and 1 can of tomatoes with green chilies and some onion. I also used elbow macaroni and baked in the oven with 1 1/4 c cheese. Next time I think I'll add some corn but it was very good as made. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2018
I made the original recipe the first time and it was ok. The second time I replaced the cheddar with smoked gouda cheese and added two teaspoons of cayenne pepper.. Also instead ofbthe fresh tomatoes I used canned organic diced tomatoes and it was divine! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2018
I made a slight change by using pepper jack cheese instead of the Parmesan. After all it's cheese for cheese so no star deduction. This is a keeper folks and easily adaptable to your tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2018
Left out the olives and tomatoes! I would make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2018
This was so easy and good. I used penne pasta and a can of Rotel tomatoes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2018
Easy to make taste is great and leftover is just as good the next day if not better Read More
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