Cheesy Taco Pasta

Recipe derived from Produce for Kids. Featured on "Food in :60" Segment with Carrie Taylor, RDN, LDN, RYT and Andrea Luttrell, RDN, LDN.
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3 cups medium pasta shells

1/4 cup chipotle ranch dressing

3/4 pound lean ground beef

2 teaspoons low-sodium taco seasoning

1/2 cup mini sweet peppers, cut into rings

1 cup Monterrey-Jack cheese cubes

1 cup quartered grape tomatoes


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl.
2. Add dressing to pasta and stir to coat well.
3. Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add ground beef. Cook until cooked through, drain and mix with taco seasoning.
4. Add seasoned beef, peppers, cheese and tomatoes to pasta and stir to mix well.
5. For school lunch, place pasta in warmed insulated food storage container and pack with a serving of fruit.

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