Easy Cheesy Taco Pasta

Taco night meets pasta with this cheesy fiesta your entire family will love! Melty cheddar cheese and all your taco topping favorites mixed with tender pasta make this recipe a real crowd pleaser.

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  • 1 package Simply Organic Mild Taco Seasoning Mix 1 oz.
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups dried pasta (elbow or fusilli)
  • 1 1/2-2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Sliced green onion, for garnish
  • Sour cream, for garnish


1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef then drain gar and return to skillet.

2. Add onion and garlic. Stir for about 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant.

3. Add 1 cup water, salsa, corn and taco seasoning. Stir until well mixed.

4. Add pasta. Bring to boil, then lower to medium-low hear and cover with lid. Let simmer for 5 to 6 minutes then add the remaining 1 cup water. Stir until well mixed. Return lid and let simmer until pasta is tender.

5. Remove from heat and sprinkle cheese over top. Let melt and top with cilantro, green onion, sour cream and avocado. Serve immediately.



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Love this recipe! We swapped out the frozen corn for a frozen southwest blend, and we did a full 14oz box of chickpea pasta (double what the recipe called for). It made 8- 1 cup servings, and it's kid approved! This is definitely being added to our dinner rotation!

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