Kickass Queso Pasta Recipe: Treat Your Taste Buds to This Creamy Mexican Pasta Recipe by Donna John

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5 months ago
Kickass Queso Pasta Recipe: Treat Your Taste Buds to This Creamy Mexican Pasta Recipe

What happens when you combine pasta and a queso dip-inspired sauce? A rich, creamy, badass queso pasta recipe, that's what. This easy Mexican pasta recipe is full of flavor and a filling, quick dinner

I recommend using a fresh garnish on top to cut some of the richness (I used chopped red onion and fresh cilantro). If you want to make it vegetarian or serve it as a side dish, simply skip the first step and omit the ground beef. I served it with a salad dressed in avocado ranch salad dressing.

Cuisine: Mexican/American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the ground beef and chopped jalapeno in a skillet until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain fat. Add half the packet of taco seasoning (you'll use the rest in the sauce) and water. Cook, stirring, until the water evaporates, about 1 minute. Set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain in a colander and reserve a little of the pasta water.
  3. To the same pot, add the tomatoes, cream cheese, processed cheese, cheddar cheese, remaining taco seasoning (2 tablespoons) and green chiles. Stir over low heat until thoroughly melted and hot. If it's too thick, add the heavy cream or some of the reserved pasta water (I used heavy cream).
  4. Put the pasta into the queso sauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve with desired toppings.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OMGoodness, Donna John . This recipe combines the best of both worlds (Italian and Mexican foods, my faves). Yum!

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