Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Ever wanted a taco and pasta at the same time? Same.. no worries, here we have a delicious cheesy taco pasta that combines everything all in one!!

cheesy taco pasta

I am a sucker for a good taco but I also do love my pasta!! So rather than filling a tortilla shell, fill up a bowl with some cheesy taco pasta!

Why Taco Pasta?

Why the heck not!! 

What Ingredients Do I Need?

Large Pasta Shells – these are perfect for this dish because they catch the cheesy beef!!

Lean Ground Beef – I used 93/7

Taco Seasoning – I used Ortega taco seasoning

Mild Chunky Salsa – yes this is a necessity in this dish!

Yellow onion – chopped and sautéed!

Shredded Mexican Cheese – I used reduced fat finely shredded Mexican blend cheddar cheese

Garlic cloves – I used Polaner crushed garlic, you can find this in the produce section of the grocery store

Oregano – dried oregano that is!

Salt and pepper – to taste;)

Red pepper flakes – not too much heat but just a little

Worcestershire Sauce – love this sauce!

Water – this is added in towards the end

How Do I Make Cheesy Taco Pasta?
  1. Start by cooking the pasta by placing it in a pot of boiling water
  2. Finely chop the onion
  3. Brown the beef in a large pan, when fully cooked, add in the chopped onion and garlic
  4. Add the taco seasoning, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
  5. Add ¾ cup of water, stir, and cook until water is absorbed
  6. Add the pasta to the pan, add the salsa and cheese, stir and combine
  7. Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips
  8. OR store for the week
What Can I Have with the Cheesy Taco Pasta? 

The cheesy taco pasta is perfect with some tortilla chips and light sour cream! I also of course had some veggies on the side.

How Do I Store It?

Store the cheesy taco pasta in a large bowl. I used a medium sized pyrex bowl and kept it in my refrigerator for the week.

Can I Reheat It?

Yes, absolutely. I reheated mine in a microwave safe bowl every night during the week for dinner. This cheesy taco pasta is the perfect meal prep to enjoy throughout the week. I microwaved mine for around 2 minutes!

What Else Can I Make?

If you like this recipe you will also love my cheesy hamburger mac!! Check out the recipe here

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 388 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces Large Pasta Shells
  • 1 package Lean Ground Beef - 93/7 521 grams
  • 2 tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Mild Chunky Salsa
  • 1/2 medium Yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Mexican Cheese 170 grams
  • 4 cloves Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Start by cooking the pasta by placing it in a pot of boiling water
  • Finely chop the onion
  • Brown the beef in a large pan, when fully cooked, add in the chopped onion and garlic
  • Add the taco seasoning, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
  • Add ¾ cup of water, stir, and cook until water is absorbed
  • Add the pasta to the pan, add the salsa and cheese, stir and combine
  • Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips
  • OR store for the week

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 231 grams
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 115.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.8g 20%
Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 73.6mg 25%
Sodium 614.8mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 37.3g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 29.6g 59%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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