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Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Taco Pasta makes for a cheesy and meaty dinner option that is easy to prepare! It is a runaway winner in my household, and it only takes 30 minutes to make!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Taco Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 432 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound large shells pasta
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup jarred salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Garnish:

  • Cheese
  • Crushed tortilla chips
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according box directions, drain and set aside.
  2. In the meantime, place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Once it starts sizzling add the ground beef and brown well, breaking it with a spoon until no longer pink.
  3. Drain the fat.
  4. Add the onion and garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the taco seasoning, dried oregano, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Add 3/4 cup of water, stir and cook until water is gone.
  6. Add the pasta to the pan. Add the salsa and cheese. Stir to combine.
  7. Serve immediately, preferably with crunchy tortilla chips, sour cream and more cheese on top.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Taco Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 634mg28%
Potassium 486mg14%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.