The other tip for success is to make sure your kids are starving. Or if you don’t have kids make sure your husband is starving. Usually as I’m making dinner, the kids are ambushing the refrigerator without me looking (no wonder they never eat). But this time my husband had them outside in the hot tub for a pre-dinner swim. Dinner was silent. Everyone was busy eating. It was fabulous. And my barely two-year-old ate more than my husband and I put together. My oldest son said that the pasta shells looked and tasted like miniature tacos.
This meal comes together really quickly and doesn’t require the oven so it doesn’t heat up your house. A-hem. Parents 1 – Minions 3.
Cook time: 20 Min
1 lb beef or turkey
8 to 12 oz medium size pasta shells, uncooked
1 diced small onion (about 1 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
14 oz can diced tomatoes (with or without green chilies)
1 pkg taco seasoning
3 oz cream cheese
1/2 c sour cream
salt and pepper
1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, brown the beef or turkey in a large skillet, adding the onion and garlic.
3. Once the meat is cooked through, add the taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
4. Stir in the cooked pasta, cream cheese, and sour cream. Continue stirring until everything is blended and melted together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Garnish with cilantro.
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