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Taco Pasta with Ground Beef

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This One Pot Taco Pasta with Ground Beef comes together quickly in a single skillet!

This is one of those perfect dinners when you want to whip something together in a single skillet. Made with ground beef and pasta, it is filling and so tasty!

I love to make this with and serve it in bowls for an easy dinner. This also reheats well and is good for leftovers the next day.

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Good morning!! How was your weekend? Are you and the family ready for Halloween? I am not sure how many trick or treaters we will get at our new home, but I bought plenty of candy to be prepared. With my luck, there will be a lot leftover and I will be eating it.

This weekend, we watched football, baseball and I even got a bit of crafting done. The holidays are right around the corner and I am trying to get caught up. If you are having a busy day, this Southwestern One Pot Pasta is a great dish for your dinner rotation. It all cooks in one pot making preparation and clean up easy – and we love easy!

 Taco pasta with ground beef comes together in one skillet for a simple weeknight dinner idea.

Taco pasta with ground beef comes together in one skillet for a simple weeknight dinner idea.

Delicious and easy to make all in a single skillet. Most of the ingredients are likely those you already have on hand. In about 30 minutes, you will have a piping hot meal.Taco pasta with ground beef comes together in one skillet for a simple weeknight dinner idea.


Easy Taco Pasta Recipe


One Pot Taco Pasta with Ground Beef

Taco pasta with ground beef comes together in one skillet for a simple weeknight dinner idea.


This is easier than a taco pasta bake but if you like casseroles, you can put it in the oven for a few minutes.

For more great easy pasta recipes, check out:

Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese – An easy crockpot pasta recipe that does not require pre-boiling of the pasta. So good and so easy!

One-Pot Beef Pasta – A delicious pasta recipe with ground beef and vegetables made in a single pan.

Chicken Bacon Gouda Pasta – Chicken, bacon, cheese and pasta come together for a wonderfully flavorful, comforting dinner idea.

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One Pot Taco Pasta with Ground Beef/

Southwestern Taco Beef Pasta

Taco pasta with ground beef comes together in one skillet for a simple weeknight dinner idea.
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Taco Pasta with Ground Beef

This delicious Cheese Taco Pasta is so easy to make on your stovetop. Just a few ingredients and it is ready in about 30 minutes.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes, beef, dinner, ground beef, pasta, stovetop, taco
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 612kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup jarred or fresh salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chilis
  • 1/2 can of corn about 2/3 cup
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 small tomato chopped


  • Over medium heat, brown ground beef.
  • Drain oil and add taco seasoning and coat ground beef.
  • Add pasta, water, salsa, green chilis, corn, garlic, and chili powder.
  • Heat to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • remove from heat, add cheese and tomatoes
  • Add cilantro and serve.


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 3mg

Southwestern Taco Beef Pasta


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