Taco Pasta Bake
from Canadian Moms Cook
1/2 - 3/4 of a bag of large noodle pasta like ziti (I used 10 oz penne)
1lb of ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 pkg/envelope of taco seasoning
1/2 pkg of cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
1 1/2C shredded cheese
Boil pasta until just cooked, drain, run cold water over it.
Brown ground beef and add taco seasoning and 1 cup of water. Let simmer for about 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced.
Add the cream cheese to the beef mixture, stir until melted and combined, and remove from heat.
Put pasta in your casserole dish or pot and mix in 1 cup of shredded cheese. Add beef mixture and stir until combined. Top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese and bake at 350 (uncovered) for 30 minutes.