The BEST Taco Pasta

Taco Pasta is a quick and easy dinner alternative that is both cheesy and meaty! It’s a big hit at my house, and it only takes 30 minutes to prepare.

Check out my other recipes like Mexican Black Bean Salad, Carne Asada, and Chipotle Sofritas if you’re in the mood for other Mexican dinners like these!

This dish is ideal for when you’re in a hurry; it’s robust and filling, and it’s also inexpensive.


1 tablespoon canola oil

1/2 pound large shells pasta

1 yellow onion (diced)

1 pound ground beef

2 tablespoons taco seasoning

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

3/4 cup water1 cup jarred salsa

1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)

1 teaspoon red pepper flakesSalt to taste

Pepper to tasteGarnish:

CheeseChopped parsley

Sour cream

Crushed tortilla chips

Instructions :

Cook the pasta as directed on the package, then drain and set aside.Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

When it begins to sizzle, add the ground beef and cook until it is no longer pink, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.

Remove the excess fat.Cook for 1 minute after adding the onion and garlic.

Combine the taco seasoning, dried oregano, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl.

Pour in 3/4 cup of water, stir, and heat until the water has evaporated.Toss in the pasta in the pan. Combine the salsa and cheese in a mixing bowl.

To blend, stir everything together.Serve right away, with crunchy tortilla chips, sour cream, and more cheese on top.

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