The former Tranmere Rovers star has been outstanding for Toon this season.
Asked about Taylor's latest match-winning contribution - he was the derby hero at Sunderland in August - Pardew said: "He can't be an unsung hero for 11 games. He was for a couple, but at the moment, he has been terrific.
"He's been brilliant, and he is such a lovely lad. I was chuffed for him today.