Taco Casserole

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"This for me is pure comfort food. It is creamy and has just the right amount of heat for me. I make this with rice pasta but regular pasta works just fine. If gluten free make sure your taco seasoning is gluten free."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (329.4 g)
  • Calories 751.8
  • Total Fat - 44.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 182 mg
  • Sodium - 390 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 40.3 g
  • Calcium - 145.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, mix the ground beef, garlic and pickled jalapeno in a large skillet; cook until ground beef is no longer pink.

Step 3

Add the water and taco seasoning and cook until seasoning starts to stick to the meat and still a bit saucy,

Step 4

Add the cream cheese and stir until melted; stir in the milk and cook just until warmed through.

Step 5

Drain pasta and rinse with warm water, drain again and stir into the meat and cheese mixture.

Step 6


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Yum. The was great comfort food. I may have gotten a little carried away with the jalapenos.....but that was my fault. lol. Thanks for sharing a nice keeper, Bea. Made for Best of 2019 and recommended by Northwestgal.

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(29 Jan 2020)


This was fabulous! I loved the very scant bit of cloves in this dish. It really added a nice touch. This is definitely a "keeper" recipe that we'll certainly be making again. Thanks, Queen Bea. Made for Best of 2018 tag game (breezermom's favorite).

review by:
(9 Feb 2019)


We loved this! Simple but oh so delicious! Served with refried beans and corn. This is going into my keeper file. Thanks for sharing!!

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(21 Jan 2018)