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Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Taco Pasta is made with pasta shells, ground beef, cheese, and a handful of spices and seasonings so you get a delicious dinner in minutes!
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 432kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 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


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


  • Cook the pasta according to the box directions, drain and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Drain the fat, leaving only 1-2 tablespoons in the pan.
  • Add the onion and garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • 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.
  • Add the pasta to the pan. Add the salsa and cheese. Stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately, preferably with crunchy tortilla chips, sour cream, and more cheese on top.



Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 2.6mg