Taco Baked Ziti with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Taco Baked Ziti with Creamy Avocado Sauce

If you’ve ever thought, “Man, oh man, 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 a taco and incorporated them into this baked ziti recipe, that is not only totally scrumptious, it’s totally easy too!

Last week I was dreaming about the Creamy Avocado Sauce from my Mexican Stuffed Shells and Chicken Enchiladas, (yes, this is what food bloggers actually dream about, lol) and thought, how else can I incorporate this sauce into my life?


  • 1 lb. ziti pasta
  • 1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (click link for homemade recipe)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • avocado sauce (recipe below)
  • ½ cup pepper jack cheese
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 large avocados (peeled & de-seeded)
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
Read the whole recipe on Little Leopard Book