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One Pan Taco Pasta

One Pan Taco Pasta

Jennie Duncan
This simple One-Pan Taco Pasta means fewer dishes for you after dinner and a happy family during dinner. Just add a few ingredients to a pot and 15 minutes later dinner is ready, it's that easy.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ground Beef
Servings 8 servings
Calories 308 kcal


  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1 oz Taco seasoning package
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 8 oz Elbow macaroni
  • 1 ½ cups Shredded taco blend cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh diced cilantro (optional garnish)


  • Prepare a large deep skillet or pot with nonstick cooking spray or oil over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook and crumble. Once cooked drain fat and return to the stovetop.
  • Season beef with taco seasoning. Add in the water, salsa, and macaroni. Bring to a boil then stir, cover, and reduce heat. Allow to cook for 12-15 minutes or until pasta is tender and cooked through. 
  • Remove from heat and mix in 1 cup of cheese. Add remaining cheese. Add remaining ½ cup of cheese and place lid back on pot to allow the cheese to melt. Serve and enjoy!


You just want to make sure whatever pot or skillet you are using can fit your pasta in it. This way the recipe stays one pan and you have fewer dishes to do in the end.
You can top this with fresh diced cilantro or sour cream.


Calories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 20gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 402mgPotassium: 358mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 370IUVitamin C: 0.6mgCalcium: 177mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword One Pan Taco Pasta
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