ONE-POT CHEESY TACO PASTA
Packed with ground beef and loads of shredded cheese, this easy and quick One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is ready in about 30 minutes! This is going to be amazing for your next Taco Tuesday or to serve every night of the week. A simple meal that your family and friends will surely love and enjoy. Top this with your favourite toppings to make this even better like some crushed tortilla chips for some crunch, or chopped tomatoes and avocadoes. Serve this with or without toppings and it’ll be incredible either way!
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes | Servings: 4
1 lb ground beef
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 oz packet taco seasoning or about 3 1/2 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
2 c water
1 c jarred mild salsa
8 oz uncooked rotini pasta
1 1/2 c shredded Mexican-style cheese
Optional toppings – chopped tomatoes avocado, crushed tortilla chips, chopped cilantro
How to make One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta:
Step 1: Prepare a large deep skillet. Preheat it to medium heat.
Step 2: Add the ground beef into the hot skillet and season with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Brown the meat until completely cooked, stirring occasionally.
Step 4: Once done, drain excess grease.
Step 5: Add the taco seasoning into the skillet with the beef and stir. Pour in the water and add in the salsa and pasta noodles. Stir until well incorporated.
Step 6: Bring this to a boil.
Step 7: Stir the mixture and cover. Then, decrease the heat to a simmer.
Step 8: Continue to cook for another 15 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
Step 9: Turn the heat off, then stir in the cheese.
Step 10: If needed, season with extra salt and pepper.
Step 11: If desired, serve with optional toppings. Enjoy!