One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta

One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta – An EASY recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes, made in ONE skillet, and loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors!! A family favorite that’s great for busy weeknights!!

One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta - An EASY recipe that's ready in 20 minutes, made in ONE skillet, and loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors!! A family favorite that's great for busy weeknights!!

The beauty of this recipe is that’s ready in 20 minutes is that it’s make in one skillet. ONE.

No waiting for water to boil and cooking pasta separately before adding it.

One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta - An EASY recipe that's ready in 20 minutes, made in ONE skillet, and loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors!! A family favorite that's great for busy weeknights!!

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Just brown the ground beef and then add everything else. One pan to wash, I love it.

It’s full of all your favorite Mexican-inspired taco flavors including juicy taco-seasoned ground beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, corn, beans, cheese, sour cream, green onions, and avocado. A fiesta in your mouth.

One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta - An EASY recipe that's ready in 20 minutes, made in ONE skillet, and loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors!! A family favorite that's great for busy weeknights!!

And the pasta comes out perfectly al dente.

It’s a great recipe to make when I want to have planned leftovers because it makes a big batch. I put the extras in plastic containers and we heat them up in the micro for easy grab-and-serve lunches or hectic weeknight dinners on the fly.

One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta - An EASY recipe that's ready in 20 minutes, made in ONE skillet, and loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors!! A family favorite that's great for busy weeknights!!

One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta

An easy recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes, made in one skillet, and loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors! A family favorite that’s great for busy weeknights!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean or extra-lean ground beef
  • one 1-ounce package taco seasoning (I used medium heat reduced-sodium)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked pasta (I used rotini; bowtie, small shells, elbow macaroni, etc. may be substituted)
  • one 15-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes ( use regular diced tomatoes if you prefer less spiciness)
  • one 15-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed (black beans may be substituted)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (I used light)
  • 1/3 cup green onions, sliced into thin rounds for garnishing (cilantro may be substituted)
  • 1 Hass avocado, peeled and cubed for garnishing, optional

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet, add the ground beef and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until beef is cooked though. Crumble and toss intermittently as it cooks to ensure even cooking. Drain liquid if desired or necessary (it wasn’t necessary for me).
  2. Evenly sprinkle the taco seasoning over the beef and add the water, pasta, tomatoes (do not drain), kidney beans, frozen corn, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover, and allow mixture to simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, or until pasta has absorbed most of the liquid and is done.
  3. Turn off the heat, add the sour cream, and stir to combine.
  4. Add the cheese and cover momentarily to allow cheese to melt.
  5. Evenly sprinkle with green onions and optional avocado before serving. Recipe is best warm and fresh but extra will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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14 comments on “One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta”

  1. One skillet, easy, delish, and leftovers…….my kind of dinner! I am looking forward to trying this over the weekend!

  2. Brilliant! More recipes like this, please!

  3. This looks yummy. I need to try this.

    Thanks for all you hard work. I made your chocolate chunk chip cookies again a while back. I scoop them into balls and freeze on a cookie sheet. Then bake as needed. A big hit!

  4. hey girl- this looks so yummy!

  5. This looks amazing! Trying it for dinner next week :) How much is 1 serving? A cup?

  6. Tried this earlier this week–tasty and QUICK! Bonus for us busy moms! I didn’t have fire roasted tomatoes on hand so I used Rotel tomatoes and it worked out just fine.

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