I try really hard to maintain themes for dinner each week: Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, sandwiches/leftovers on Wednesday, pasta on Thursday, pizza on Friday, eat out on Saturday and crock pot on Sunday.
This helps to focus my thinking at 4:59pm every day when I think, “Hmmm…what’s for dinner?”
My favorite night of each week is always Taco Tuesday – hello, we live in Texas. But tacos every week can get a little boring. So I was trying to come up with some kid friendly recipes that were still in the Mexican category and I hit on this Taco Pasta Bake (which I admit…I usually hate my own cooking, but this was realllly good..LOL)
My kids are pretty picky eaters so when making a one dish meal like this I usually give them all of the items individually on a plate and then mix it up for my husband and myself…hopefully you don’t have to deconstruct all of your recipes like I do!
Also feel free to experiment with other ingredients…if you’re kids don’t like black beans, try red beans. And if they don’t like spicy, leave out the salsa (although I don’t like spicy either so I buy mild salsa…it just added extra flavor with very little spicy.)
Taco Pasta Bake
This Taco Pasta Bake recipe is very similar to my Easy Mexican Casserole recipe…that one uses rice instead of noodles.
Follow my Taco Tuesday Pinterest board for more fun recipes ideas.
What’s your favorite Taco Tuesday meal?