Quick & Easy 6-Ingredient Cheesy Taco Pasta Recipe


When the time comes for me to create my grocery list for the week, I always find myself scouring Pinterest for quick and easy dinner recipes before I head out to the grocery store. I don’t know about you, but I prefer meals that do not require a lot of ingredients, steps, and something that will last me for at least another night. So, my Pinterest search usually looks something like, “cooking recipes easy” or “6-ingredient meals.” Don’t get me wrong, there are some nights where I’m actually in the mood to prepare something a little more exquisite if you will, but more often than not, I like to keep it simple.

As mentioned in just about every recipe article I have, when I come home from work during the week, the last thing I want to do is stand over the stove for a long period of time. While searching for a quick and easy recipe, I came across this cheesy taco pasta dish that I thought looked delicious. It didn’t require a lot of ingredients and the instructions were standard and straightforward. I figured why not give it a try, I mean I love pasta and I love tacos. See how my dish turned out below!

Quick & Easy Cheesy Taco Pasta Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5


✓ ½ Pound Large Shells Pasta
✓ 1 pound Ground Beef
✓ 1 Packet of Taco Seasoning
✓ ¾ Cup Water
✓ 1 Cup Jarred Salsa
✓ 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese


1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Drain then set aside.

2. Add ground beef to a skillet and brown well. Drain the fat.

3. Add the taco seasoning to the ground beef and ¾ cup of water, stir, and cook until water is gone.

4. Add the pasta into the skillet with the ground beef. Add salsa and cheese. Stir to combine.

5. Serve immediately.


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