December 10, 2013

Taco Noodle Soup

It's a constant struggle at our house to make healthy, toddler-friendly meal options. We are also a big soup and hotdish* family. (Mainly because I can get away with only dirtying 1 or 2 pans in the process.)

*Hotdish= casserole (for you non-Minnesotans)

Here is what I made today that was a hit with all 3 kids (yes, even the baby)

I'm not sure what to call it but it has taco meat, and noodles and it's a soup... so I just dubbed it Taco Noodle soup. (Original right?) my new turquoise pots??? I'm in love. 

Taco Noodle soup 


1lb hamburger 
1 packet Taco seasoning
1-16 oz canned or frozen corn 
1- 16 oz can pinto beans, drained
1-16 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1- 8 oz can tomato sauce
3 cups chickeb broth (beef broth would work too)
2.5 cups penne pasta (whole grain pasta would up the healthy factor here)

In a stock pot brown hamburger and add taco seasoning per seasoning packet instructions.
In a separate pot, boil noodles to al dente. Drain. Set aside.
Add broth, corn, beans and tomato sauce to hamburger. Simmer on low for 20-30 minutes.
Add penne and serve.

Feel free to garnish with Sour Cream, cheese, avocado, onions, etc. 


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