Wing-It Wednesday features super simp recipes for weeknight, work-night eats. No take out. No delivery. No drive-thru. Quick yums right at home between your day job and evening fun.
Lately it’s been an all out drag down fight to get my kids to eat dinner. Whining, tantrums, and requests for only mac n’ cheese for every meal. (I swear they think it’s one of the food groups.)
I gave up. I told my husband, “Forget it. I think I’m boycotting cooking this week.”
But then along came this pasta. Taco Pasta. Two of my kids’ favorite things all in one meal. If my kids didn’t go for this, there was no hope. I called them in from playing and sat them down, prepared for the usual whines of “I don’t like this.”
Dinner was silent. Everyone was quiet, with mouths full chowing down. It was fabulous. And my two-year-old ate more than my husband and I put together. Double miracle.
This pasta is Mexican-meets-Italian — a spicy taco meat in a creamy tomato pasta with a splash of chopped cilantro for some freshness. My oldest son loved that the pasta shells looked and tasted like little miniature tacos. The best part about this meal is that I literally had dinner on the table in twenty minutes.
Before you abandon hope and hit the drive-thru, try this quick and easy Mexican-Italian dinner for your family!
More Great Pasta Dinner Recipes
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- Easy Chicken Pasta Primavera Recipe
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- Pizza Casserole Recipe
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