One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
Updated: Aug 10
Super easy Lunch or Dinner recipe! The PERFECT combo of tacos and pasta!
All in one pot for a busy weeknight or weekend night! Absolutely yummy!
Full recipe in video below!
1 pound ground beef- 96% lean
1 onion chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
3 cups chicken broth or more, depending on your pasta (some kinds need more liquid, but only add more as it cooks and is too dry)
1 cup salsa
1 box Fiber Gourmet Pasta (to order: https://www.netrition.com/cgi/goto.cgi?aid=4549
1 red pepper chopped
½ cup sweet corn
salt & pepper to taste
½ cup shredded light Mexican blend cheese
Sauté vegetables: Spray a large, deep skillet or large pot with nonstick cooking spray and put over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook until softened but not browned, about 3-4 minutes.
Brown beef: Increase heat to medium-high and add the ground beef. Cook until browned, breaking up meat to crumble as it cooks. Stir in taco seasoning, then pour in chciken broth, scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the skillet.
Add remaining ingredients: Add salsa, pasta, red pepper, corn, salt and pepper to skillet and stir well. Bring to a boil.
Simmer: Reduce heat to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook until sauce has thickened and pasta is done (about 10-15 minutes, depending on your pasta). Uncover and stir every 2-3 minutes to keep pasta from sticking to bottom. Depending on thickness of your pasta, you may need to add up to ½ extra cup of broth during cooking if it's looking dry. Cook uncovered for final 2-3 minutes.
Finish: Once pasta is done, take skillet off the heat. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper, if needed. Stir in cheese and let pasta sit for 1-2 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve immediately.
Recipe inspiration from savorynothings.com