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Taco Pasta Bake with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Taco seasoned ground beef, black beans and cherry tomatoes are tossed with ziti pasta & creamy avocado sauce in this easy, cheesy Taco Pasta Bake! It’s made in just 35 minutes for a quick and easy dinner recipe!

Taco pasta in a large oval casserole dish topped with cherry tomatoes and cilantro

If you’ve ever thought, ” I really love pasta and I really love tacos. I just can’t decide which one I love more!” Well, you don’t have to choose between the two anymore!

That’s right, I took the delicious flavors of tacos and incorporated them into this pasta bake recipe. It’s not only totally scrumptious, it’s totally easy too and perfect for weeknight meals!

The Creamy Avocado Sauce makes this pasta recipe unique and adds so much flavor to the dish! I’ve been using this avocado sauce in recipes for years. It first appeared on the blog in this recipe for Mexican Stuffed Shells.

These recipes are very similar, but in this Taco Pasta recipe I decided to simplify things. Instead of stuffing the ingredients into individual pasta shells, I simply tossed all of the ingredients together.

I’ve also used this avocado sauce to make the most delicious Chicken Enchiladas and Creamy Avocado & Corn Vegetarian Enchiladas.

The combination of flavors in this Baked Taco Recipe are fantastic! From the light and creamy avocado sauce, to the taco seasoned ground beef. I could eat this dish for every meal for a week.. and I have!

I promise, you want to make this recipe for dinner tonight!

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Mexican Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are given a delicious Mexican style twist in this gluten free and vegetarian recipe, perfect served as an appetizer or entree!

Vegetarian Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Now that we’re in the post-labor day time of year where summer isn’t quite over, but fall is right around the corner, I’ve created a recipe that combines both seasons perfectly!

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Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Add healthy protein & fiber from quinoa to this gluten free chicken enchilada casserole recipe made with homemade creamy avocado enchilada sauce!

Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Casserole

My first thought when I wake up every morning is “what can I put that delicious creamy avocado sauce on today?”

Haha, ok so maybe not every morning, but definitely a few, several, maybe dozens of times, this has been my first thought in the morning!

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Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Avocado Sriracha Sauce

This chicken enchilada recipe combines creamy avocado sriracha sauce with shredded chicken and pepper jack cheese for a spicy, delicious meal!

Chicken Enchilada Recipe with Creamy Avocado Sriracha Sauce

A few of my recipes are completely unplanned and come out of sheer necessity to use up items in my refrigerator. These are sometimes my very best recipes.  This is one of those recipes.

I had a container full of cooked, shredded chicken leftover from making a Buffalo Chicken Frittata (recipe is in my cookbook!) for brunch last weekend. I knew I needed to use it up before heading out of town this weekend so I started to brainstorm.

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Green Chili Avocado Salsa

Green chili avocado salsa combines serrano peppers & green chilies, avocados, jalapeños, onions & cumin in a delicious sauce that’s perfect on tacos!

Green Chili Avocado Salsa

This “awesome sauce” has become so popular that I decided it needed it’s own page on the blog!

I originally made this salsa to go on top of my Sweet Corn and Chicken Tamales. Yes, salsa, not sauce.

I recently learned from an amazing Mexican chef that the difference between salsa and sauce is salsa is not cooked and sauce is cooked.

If you already knew this, then pin-a-rose-on-your-nose smarty pants!  If you didn’t, there was your fun fact for the day!

Green Chili Avocado Sauce with Tamales

Needless to say my roommates immediately named this salsa “Awesome Sauce” completely contradicting what I just told you!

They were right though, this SALSA is AWESOME!  I’m not bragging here because there was really no culinary skill involved, I just got lucky!

After the 4 hour long tamale making process I realized I had completely forgot about making a salsa or sauce to go on the tamales so I just started pulling stuff out of my fridge and throwing it in a bowl! The result:

Green Chili Avocado Sauce Ingredients


  • 2 Avocados (peeled, pitted and sliced)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 serrano chili (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 oz chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper

Simply put: throw everything in a blender or food processor and puree.

Green Chili Avocado Sauce

And now you have “Awesome Sauce”!

Green Chili Avocado Salsa

Dip some chips in it or serve it with your favorite Mexican dish like the Sweet Corn Tamales or these delicious Grilled Shrimp Tacos!

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

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Green Chili Avocado Salsa

Green chili avocado salsa combines serrano peppers & green chilies, avocados, jalapeños, onions & cumin in a delicious sauce that's perfect on tacos!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 cups salsa
Calories 242 kcal
Author Whitney Bond


  • 2 avocados peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 serrano chili seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 oz diced green chilies
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree.

  2. Serve with chips for dipping or serve with your favorite Mexican dish.