Taco Pasta Skillet – All the flavors of taco night in a one pan meal, ready in 20 minutes! Homemade version of taco Hamburger Helper, with just a few staple ingredients.
Pasta is one of those easy dinner ideas that I rely on for busy weeknights. And if I can make it in one pan that is even better! Which is why I love this taco pasta recipe. The noodles cook with the meat and the sauce, so you don’t have a ton of clean up afterwards.
My family loves anything with Mexican flavors! Pork Tacos are one of our favorites. So this Taco Pasta is full of all the flavors we love! And you can top with sour cream, avocado or just about any taco toppings that you like!
I am pretty sure if you have been to this site before, you know a couple things about me. 1. I love brownies. 2. I am kind of chocolate obsessed. 3. I am all about quick and easy dinners. One Pan Cheesy Sausage Pasta anyone?
We are all busy, and getting dinner on the table can be a struggle during the week. But I still strongly believe that you can have a home cooked meal, as a family, on a weeknight. You do not have to get take-out just because you are short on time! This Taco Pasta takes 20 minutes from start to finish. That is faster than it takes to go pick up pizza or Chinese food. It tastes much better, and is much better for you as well!
I have quite a few of these 20 minutes skillet, one pot meals on the blog. Check them out if you struggle with dinner each night. I made this taco pasta skillet when my parents were visiting. It disappeared quickly. I mean, who doesn’t love a cheesy taco pasta, right>
My dad crushed a few tortilla chips on the top of his to add a little crunch. You could even top with diced tomatoes, black olives, avocado or lettuce, like you would tacos. I enjoyed it just like this! Lots of taco flavor, not spicy, just pure comforting pasta. Turn your Taco Tuesday into Cheesy Taco Pasta Tuesday!
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- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup onion , finely chopped
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese , shredded
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef and onion.
- Add taco seasoning stirring to coat. Add corn kernels, water, salsa, tomatoes and pasta. Stir until well combined.
- Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until the pasta is fully cooked.
- Stir in cheese until melted.
- Remove from heat and let stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.