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Taco Pasta

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COOK TIME
20 min
TOTAL TIME
25 min
SERVINGS
4-6 servings
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Change up Taco Tuesday with this easy and delicous recipe for Taco Pasta. Less than 30 minutes from start to eating. My kind of weeknight meal. Also makes really good leftovers too. 

 

Basic ground beef for the base of this recipe then you just layer on the flavor. Onion, Taco Seasoning, salsa and cheese all over pasta. I am always looking for new ways to use ground beef becaue we get into a rut of cooking the same things. This Taco Pasta Recipe is a nice change but also extremely easy.

Make Your own Taco Seasoning

I make my own taco seasoning which is really easy and you can find the recipe here. I make a big batch and then keep it in a mason jar in our cupboard. You can also use a good old packet of premade taco seasoning you buy at the store. I love those.

Cheese, Lots of Cheese...

I used shredded cheddar cheese for this Taco Pasta Recipe but I think you could use a Jack Cheese or a Mexican Blend Cheese as well. Whatever is your favorite, then use that. Life is to short not to have your favorite cheese. 

 

Check out the easy recipe below and make it for your next Taco Tuesday!

 

If you are looking for other recipes perfect for Taco Tuesday, check out these below:

 

Taco Roll Ups

Walking Taco Casserole

Baked Chicken Tacos

 

 

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Taco Pasta

A great way to change up Taco Tuesday with this one pan meal in less than 30 minutes. Creamy and cheesy Taco pasta for an easy and delicious recipe.

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Prep time: 5 min  |  Cook time: 20 min  |  Total: 25 min

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Ingredients

1 box (16 oz) large shell noodles

1 lb ground beef

½ onion, chopped

3 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning- recipe below (or one packet of premade taco seasoning)

¼ cup water

1 cup Salsa

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Taco Seasoning:

3 Tablespoons chili powder

2 Tablespoons ground cumin

1 Tablespoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon onion powder

1 Tablespoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

 

  1. Cook the noodles according to box directions, drain and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and chopped onion together on medium heat until cooked all the way through. Add the taco seasoning and water, mix together. Cook on a low heat for a few minutes or until the water is all absorbed.

  3. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the beef. Then pour the salsa over the pasta. Mix together and combine so everything is covered.

  4. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over top and mix everything together so the cheese gets all melty.

  5. Ready to eat! We add crushed tortilla chips and more cheese to the top sometimes and it’s delicious. Enjoy!

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