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One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

  • Author: Cooking with Shotgun Red


Looking for a simple delicious meal for dinner? Check out this one pot cheesy taco pasta recipe! It’s full of flavor and your family is sure to love this Mexican pasta recipe.


  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Medium Chopped Onion
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 Can Rotel (Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies)
  • 1 (15 oz) Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) Can Sweet Corn (drained)
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 2 Cups Uncooked Pasta Shells (medium size)
  • 23 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Mexican Blend Cheese (shredded)
  • Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Green Onions
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. In a deep skillet or large pot on medium heat, brown the lean ground beef with chopped onions. Then add minced garlic and sprinkle 1/2 of the taco seasoning packet.
  2. Add Rotel, tomato sauce and corn. Bring to a simmer. Add the remaining taco seasoning packet and mix.
  3. Stir in ½ cup of the cheddar cheese and reserve the other 1/2 cup for later.
  4. Add 2 ½ cups of water and the uncooked pasta shells (You may need a little more water depending on the pasta size). Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked. Stir occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat. Sprinkle Mexican blend cheese, remaining cheddar cheese and green onions on top. Cover to let the cheese melt.
  6. Serve once cheese is melted and top with sour cream and green onions.