taco pasta in a pink bowl with gold fork

A staple weeknight dinner. This healthy taco pasta is simple, delicious, and full of flavor. Can you really go wrong with combining two of the world’s greatest foods?

This is one of your guys’ favorite from the old site- I was so excited to remake and reshoot this one for the site, and now I will definitely be making this way more often because WOW it is delish. And superrr simple! You guys know I’m all about those easy blender sauces (my other favorite is my creamy vegan tomato sauce, linked here).

taco pasta in a pink bowl with gold fork
taco pasta in a pink bowl with gold fork

The light and creamy taco pasta sauce is made using siggi’s plain 0% yogurt. Siggi’s is higher in protein and lower in sugar than other yogurt brands- and every product they make is just so good and made with only simple ingredients. I love using this yogurt in this recipe, because it packs a solid 16g of protein! If you choose to leave this dish meat free, the fact that there is protein right in the sauce is pretty great for a nutrient-dense, balanced meal! The super thick texture of the plain 0% yogurt makes this sauce silky smooth and creamy.

I always have a handful of siggi’s single serve 5.3 plain yogurt’s in my fridge- they make for the perfect snack or breakfast addition. That single serve size also goes into this sauce- so i pretty much have all of the pasta sauce ingredients on hand, always! I absolutely love a flavorful pasta dish like this when I come home from a busy day. It’s easy to throw together, and a meal that even the pickiest eater will love!

taco pasta in a white casserole dish with jalapeños on cutting board
taco pasta in a white casserole dish
taco pasta in a white casserole dish and in a pink bowl

You can really customize this dish. If you don’t want it spicy at all, leave out the cayenne and jalapeños (or add extra if you want extra spice!). You can also keep this vegetarian by leaving out the meat- simple as that! Plus, you can stir in extra veggies you have on hand if you want. Think bell peppers, spinach, kale, or zucchini. Whatever you like!

If you love this recipe, it would mean so much if you could rate/comment below! Enjoy! xo

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Healthy Taco Pasta

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner

Description

Healthy taco pasta. A quick and simple blender sauce for an easy weeknight dinner!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 oz box of pasta (gluten free if needed)
  • 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 single serve siggi’s plain 0% or 2% milk fat yogurt (5.3 oz)
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1.2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • dash of cayenne
  • Optional: 1 lb precooked ground beef or turkey
  • Optional for garnish: green onion or chives, sliced jalapeño, cilantro

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on box. If you are using ground beef or turkey, brown the meat while waiting for water to boil and pasta is cooking (season with just salt and pepper; ground turkey will need some oil in the pan). Cook until no longer pink.
  2. Next, make the pasta sauce by blending tomato sauce, yogurt, water, and all of the seasonings in a blender. Taste and adjust spice and salt to personal preference.
  3. Strain pasta, then stir in meat. Pour in pasta sauce and stir until everything is well combined. Option to garnish with jalapeño and green onion or chives.

Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Recipes

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Nov 11, 2019

Healthy Taco Pasta

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  1. Allie says:

    This looks amazing! Do you have a recommendation for a dairy free swap for the Siggi’s?

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Any plain dairy free yogurt should work! Just make sure there is no added sweeteners so that it works for the savory flavor 🙂

  2. Mikaela says:

    Loved this one. Such a delicious meal prep option! Great flavor

  3. Katie says:

    I made this recipe to eat for lunch for an entire week of work…. first of all it is soooo amazing! Second, it reheats very nicely. I always looked forward to lunch (even more than usual). I will absolutely be making this recipe again and again.

    Thank you, Mia!

  4. Rachel says:

    OBSESSED with this recipe! my husband loves taco’s and this is the perfect recipe to switch things up. I ended up using a pre-made pack of taco seasonings because I was missing a few from the ingredient list but it still turned out delicious. Definitely will be making this again soon!

  5. Jess says:

    So good, and perfect for an easy, healthy weeknight dinner!

  6. Laura says:

    We made this tonight and loved it! My hubby wants to make it for his meal prep next week!

  7. Alex says:

    This recipe was sooo good!! Thank you for sharing 🙂 I used Banza pasta and the Trader Joe’s brand icelandic skyr and it turned out great.

  8. Amanda says:

    This recipe has quickly become a favorite in our household! I’m all about simple, easy to throw together recipes and this is one of them! I love the sauce and the green onions add the perfect taste and crunch to the dish!

  9. Saba says:

    Loved this! I was a big fan of the slight tartness that came from the Siggi’s yogurt.
    We made it with a bit more pasta & meat than the recipe called for, so the sauce to pasta ratio was a bit low. Will definitely follow the recipe ratios this time for a yummy, saucy dish!

  10. Mads says:

    A super delicious & easy lunch/dinner! Loved how customizable it is for different dietary needs. I made it vegan by using coconut yogurt and it was soooo creamy. Thanks for this recipe Mia!!

  11. Maddie says:

    So good and so easy – why didn’t I make this sooner?! This will definitely be making its way into the dinner staples rotation. Thanks girl!!!!

  12. Nicole says:

    One of my FAVORITES for meal prep – making again tonight and going to try with ground bison. Love your recipes so much!

  13. Hayley says:

    I love this recipe! I usually add red pepper for some more veggies. SO yummy 🙂

  14. Rachel says:

    So good and so easy! A new addition to our weekly rotation!

  15. Stephanie says:

    So delicious and for sure one of my favorites from Mia!

  16. Beth says:

    So easy and delicious!! Used chickpea pasta and couldn’t even tell because the sauce was so luscious!

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