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One Pot Taco Pasta

Cheesy taco pasta recipe.

One Pot Taco Pasta



Leftovers heat up well. Place a portion in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 to 45 seconds and stir. Continue until heated through.


  • Tortilla Chips give this recipe a crunchy texture.
  • Sour Cream cools the dish to give it a nice balance to the spiciness.
  • Cherry Tomatoes give this One Pot Taco Pasta a sweet burst of flavor. Slice them in half or quarter them for a bite-sized burst.
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One Pot Taco Pasta
5 from 1 vote

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta
Course Main Course
Keyword One Pot Taco Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning or use my Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 oz. medium shell pasta
  • 1.5 cups shredded Mexican style cheese.
  • Optional Garnishes: cilantro cherry tomatoes, tortilla chips, and sour cream


  1. Heat a large deep skillet over medium heat.
  2. Brown the ground beef, drain grease, return beef to the skillet.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning, then add water, salsa and pasta shells and stir.
  4. Bring to a boil stirring occasionally.
  5. Cover and reduce heat to simmer.
  6. Cook for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  7. Remove the lid, add cheese and stir.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve with optional garnishes.

Recipe Notes

If using store bought taco seasoning in an envelope don’t follow the instructions listed on the envelope. 

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