I love a good flavor merge! This pasta dish is so quick and easy. It boasts a unique blend of bold Italian and Tex-Mex flavors that honestly just meld together and work. The flavorful pasta cooks on a bed of salsa so you can make it as mild or spicy as you wish! The classic taco filling has a creamy edge and a lot of melty cheese goodness to top it off!
Food H & P:
½ box of jumbo pasta shells (15-20 shells)
2 ounces of cream cheese
1 pound of hamburger meat
1 pack of taco seasoning
2 sprigs of green onions
¾ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups of Salsa
Cook pasta shells in boiling water per package directions until al dente, about 10 minutes. While shells are cooking brown the hamburger meat in a skillet, drain the fat, then sprinkle taco seasoning over the meat. Next add ¾ cup of water, and simmer on low 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens. Turn off the heat and add cream cheese, stirring until incorporated. Next drain the pasta. Get a 9×13 inch pan and spray with non stick cooking spray. Pour 1 cup of salsa in the bottom of the pan. Get a spoonful of the hamburger meat mixture and place inside pasta shell, continuing to line the filled shells in 9x 13 pan. Top pasta shells with remaining salsa, chopped green onions, and cheddar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and pasta is heated through.
Nursing tip: Someone once told me that ER nurses know a little about a lot but not a lot about a little. Meaning the scope of knowledge is broad; however, we just scratch the surface on many issues and usually lack in having deeper experience on one topic. That’s why I love working with doctors that have multiple specialties to gleam knowledge from on alternative therapies and treatment plans!