Beef Taco Pasta Skillet

Beef Taco Pasta Skillet – 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!!

Beef Taco Pasta Skillet – 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!!

Fast and Easy

The beauty of this recipe is that’s ready in 20 minutes and it’s made in one skillet. Only one skillet to wash is the name of this tune.

And there’s no waiting for water to boil and cooking pasta separately before adding it back into the dish. This recipe is how you streamline dinners and make things easier on yourself.

How To Make The Beef Taco Pasta

Simply brown the ground beef before adding taco seasoning, water, corn, canned tomatoes, and black beans. After the pasta is cooked, stir in cheese, and garnish with green onions and cilantro.

If you want to add some avocado like I did in this One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta, it would be lovely.

Beef Taco Pasta Skillet – 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!!

How Does The Beef Taco Pasta Skillet Taste

It’s full of all your favorite Mexican-inspired taco flavors and fixings. And it reminds me of this One-Skillet Tex Mex Beef Mac & Cheese which is a family favorite.

Who can resist taco-seasoned ground beef, perfectly al dente pasta, sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, black beans, and plenty of melted cheese that sticks to the pasta and reminds me of this Easy 30-Minute Taco Macaroni and Cheese.

Topped with green onions, it’s a fiesta at the dinner table that the whole family will love.

Meal Prep and Freezer-Friendly

It’s a great recipe to make when you want to have planned leftovers, aka meal prepping, because it makes a big batch. Simply add the leftovers to individual plastic containers and store them in the fridge for about 5 days. Or for longer term storage, this is a very freezer-friendly recipe.

We heat the containers up in the micro for easy grab-and-serve lunches or hectic weeknight dinners on the fly.

Beef Taco Pasta Skillet – 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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Beef Taco Pasta Skillet – 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!!

 

Beef Taco Pasta Skillet

Beef Taco Pasta Skillet

Beef Taco Pasta Skillet – 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!!
Yield: serves 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (I used 90%)
  • one 1-ounce packet taco seasoning (I used reduced sodium, medium heat)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • pinch cayenne, optional and to taste
  • 8 ounces dry uncooked pasta (I used wagon wheels; bowtie, rotini, penne, small shells, etc. are ok)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • one 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes (do not drain, I used no salt added)
  • one 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I used no salt added)
  • 2 cups Mexican shredded cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, optional
  • 2 or 3 green onions, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds
  • salt and pepper, optional and to taste

Instructions

  1. To a large skillet, add the oil, beef, and cook over medium-high heat, crumbling and stirring frequently as it cooks. I don’t find the need to drain it; and the extra bit of fat will prevent the pasta from sticking later.
  2. Add the taco seasoning, cumin, optional cayenne (I don’t think it makes it hot, rather it gives it flavor), and stir to combine.
  3. Add the dry pasta, water, corn, tomatoes, beans, and stir to combine. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and pasta is cooked through.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the cheese and stir to combine.
  5. Optionally add the sour cream and stir to combine.
  6. Evenly sprinkle the green onions, taste to check for seasoning balance, and if desired add salt and pepper (I used no salt added canned goods and needed to add a bit of salt and pepper), and serve immediately. Recipe will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Adapted from One Skillet Beef Taco Pasta

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 570 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 86mg Sodium: 834mg Carbohydrates: 60g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 5g Protein: 36g

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4 comments on “Beef Taco Pasta Skillet”

  1. Would it be possible to make this and leave out the tomatoes?

  2. Good stuff! Recipe makes a lot so good for a family or company. I used the med. taco seasoning & it was a kind of spicy (I like spicy) so if you’re not fond of spicy food you might want to use the reg/mild taco seasoning. I plan on making it again in the next week or so.

    Rating: 4

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