Thursday, March 26, 2009

Taco Bake

Once again, not a pretty picture. But trust me, it tastes better than it looks. The orginal recipe calls for pasta, but I used rice instead.

Adapted from Love Deliciousness


1 lb ground turkey (you can use beef or chicken)
1 packet taco seasoning
15 oz. tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups of uncooked rice
8 oz. package cream cheese, softened in microwave
1/2 cup sour cream
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
taco sauce or hot sauce (optional)


Brown ground beef, drain. Add taco seasoning and tomato sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Prepare rice using your preferred method. I cooked mine on the stove top by combining the rice and 3 cups of water. I seasoned it with taco seasoning while cooking.

Mix softened cream cheese and sour cream in separate bowl.

Spray bottom of 9x13 pan. Spread cooked rice in bottom of pan. Layer on your cream cheese and sour cream mixture. Layer meat mixture next and top with your shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before serving. Top with taco sauce or hot sauce.


  1. I have made this before, but never would have thought to make it with rice. I am sure it was a delicious substitution!

  2. I'm thinking about making this tomorrow....the picture looks a little scary...but i trust ya

  3. I think it looks great, I made it the original way and loved it. I will have to try it your way!

  4. Very good!!! We loved it. We used mozzarella and ground turkey and DH raved about it.