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One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

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One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a no-fuss dinner that is full of Tex-Mex Flavor. Cheesy taco pasta is loaded with seasoned ground beef, tender pasta and loads of cheese. A dish that is kid-friendly!

Taco pasta is something I have made for years! You may also love my Instant Pot Taco Pasta. You can make it right on your stove top in about the same amount of time. It requires minimal ingredients, is so simple to make, and the whole family will gobble it right up. If you are on the hunt for a one-pot pasta meal, this is calling your name.

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No Fuss One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

I love when I have a recipe that practically cooks itself! Taco Skillet, pasta casserole, or one pot pasta, however you call it, you will enjoy the flavor it brings!

Best Type of Pasta for One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

You are able to use a handful of different kinds of pasta for this one pot pasta. Elbow, shells, or any other smaller pasta. You can use your favorite type of pasta or reach for what is in your cabinet.

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Best Taco Seasoning For Taco Pasta

This is all about preference. If you want you can make a homemade taco seasoning to flavor your dish, or opt for an easier route and use a taco seasoning packet. Either route works!

How to Store One Pot Taco Pasta

If you have leftovers just place in an airtight container and place leftover taco pasta in the refrigerator. Store up to three days, and then toss out leftovers.

Make Your own Taco Seasonings:  

Find a great recipe for your own homemade taco seasoning over at The Salty Pot. 

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What Goes With One Pot Taco Pasta

You can eat this dish alone and skip sides, or whip up a side or two that sounds tasty. Here are some suggestions below.


  • Cornbread
  • Dinner rolls
  • Steamed or roasted vegetables
  • Crisp green Side salad

Will Taco Pasta Freeze

I have not tried freezing leftover taco pasta but I think it has the potential to freeze and reheat well. I think the only thing you might run into is the pasta breaking down a bit more as it reheats.

Place in airtight containers and store in the freezer for up to two months. To serve just thaw in the fridge the night before than warm on stove or microwave.

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Ground Beef One Pot Meal

Ground beef one-pot meals are so easy and affordable! If you want to opt for ground turkey go for it! You will find this one pot meal is incredibly versatile!

Give my one-pot pasta recipe a try today and let me know what you think. I am a huge fan of Tex-Mex and pasta so this was a winner from the start!

More Taco Recipes I love. My Fire Hot Taco Rice Bowl, Air Fryer Taco Pie, Or even my Instant Pot Cornbread Pie

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

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One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a no fuss dinner that is full of Tex-Mex Flavor. Cheesy taco pasta is loaded with seasoned ground beef, tender pasta and loads of cheese.


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped pepper
  • 2 tbsp taco seasonings ( one packet)
  • 16 oz can black beans
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta ( i used shells)
  • 3 cups water
  • 16oz salsa
  • 16 oz cheddar cheese


  1. Place pan on medium heat add olive oil and ground beef.
  2. Add peppers and onions.
  3. Cook until ground beef is brown and crumbled
  4. Add taco seasonings
  5. Add black beans,salsa and stir
  6. Add in pasta
  7. Pour water over the top
  8. bring to a slight boil and cover
  9. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes
  10. Remove cover and stir in cheese.
  11. Top with green onions, tomatoes, and sour cream. (Optional)

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 8 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 770Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1425mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 10gSugar: 5gProtein: 49g

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  1. This is so delicious!! Used chipotle salsa and chopped up mushrooms too and added leftover diced tomatoes. Will definitely make again

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