Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta

I’ve got a quick shout out to a fellow blogger today! Sabrina is blogger at Dinner then Dessert, and I found her recipe for cheesy taco pasta on Pinterest. I couldn’t wait to try it. Think easy like Hamburger Helper, except better because it’s homemade!

I won’t include the directions here – I’d rather have you visit Sabrina’s blog for that. (Here’s the link!) But I would like to give this recipe another pitch in different way.

I have a passion for finding meals that are both delicious and economical for my family. Budget-friendly doesn’t have to mean beans and rice seven nights a week. Not hardly! And this recipe illustrates my point perfectly.

Here’s a break-down of my expenses for Cheesy Taco Pasta…

Cheesy Taco Pasta
Ingredients Cost Source
1 pound ground beef $1.99 Aldi’s
1 pound noodles $0.75 Fareway (discount cart!)
Homemade Taco Seasoning Negligible cost… the kitchen cupboard
3/4 cup water Negligible cost… 😉 the kitchen sink
1 cup salsa $0.50 Aldi’s (Jar of 3 cups cost $1.49)
1, 1/3 cup cheddar cheese $0.50 Aldi’s (Bag of 4 cups cost $1.50)

Total Cost:                                                           $3.75

Now here’s the best part – this recipe fed my little family three meals! That’s three meals for $3.75! I love that kind of number!! That’s a better cost and quality than any fast food I can think of, and the recipe is just about as easy as browning the ground beef and boiling the noodles. Our family liked it as a fun spin on the typical taco, and it would work great as a crockpot recipe as well.

I love trying out these fun new recipes! I hope you get curious enough to try this one sometime – it’s a keeper at our house!

That’s it for today… Check back in on Friday for my next post! 🙂


~ Erin

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