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Cheesy Taco Pasta



Perfect for a family dinner or a festive gathering, this dish is both easy to prepare and deliciously satisfying.


1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2-3 tablespoons taco seasoning

14.5 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained (1 can)

4 ounces green chilies, undrained

3 cups low sodium beef broth

8 ounces pasta (like rotini or penne), dry

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional Toppings:

Green onions, chopped

Sour cream

Tomatoes, diced

Black olives, sliced


1️⃣ Cook Ground Beef: In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Break it up with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.

2️⃣ Add Onion and Garlic: Add the chopped onion to the skillet and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.

3️⃣ Season and Mix: Stir in the taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, and green chilies. Mix well to combine.

4️⃣ Add Broth and Pasta: Pour in the beef broth and add the uncooked pasta. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the pasta is tender, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5️⃣ Add Cheese: Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in 1½ cups of the shredded cheese until melted and combined.

6️⃣ Top with More Cheese: Top the pasta with the remaining ½ cup of cheese. Cover the skillet for a few minutes to let the cheese melt.

7️⃣ Serve: Serve warm, garnished with optional toppings like chopped green onions, a dollop of sour cream, fresh diced tomatoes, or sliced black olives for extra flavor and texture.

This Cheesy Taco Pasta is not just a meal; it’s a flavor celebration in a skillet, sure to become a favorite for its ease and crowd-pleasing qualities.


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