Taco Pasta - (One Pot!)
This Taco Pasta recipe takes just 30 minutes and ONE POT! The cheesy pasta shells are tossed in a super creamy taco sauce with seasoned ground beef and tomatoes.
Shred the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses and set aside. They should be near room temperature when added to the pasta sauce.
Cook and crumble the ground beef over medium-high heat in a high-walled pot or dutch oven. Drain and return to the pot.
Melt the butter in the same pot and add and garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
Add all remaining ingredients except the cheese and pasta.
Stir to the sauce ingredients to combine. Bring to a gentle boil. Add the pasta and submerge it in the liquid. Cover and cook for 8 minutes.
Remove cover and ensure the pasta is sufficiently cooked.
Turn heat to low. Gradually stir in cheese until melted.
There will be plenty of sauce but it will thicken upon standing and the pasta will continue to absorb it.
Serve once desired consistency is obtained.
Additional Ingredients include: Corn, Black Beans, Jalapeno Peppers, and Bell Peppers.
PRO TIP! Top it with tortilla chips, Doritos, or Fritos for a fun crunch!
Calories: 584kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 107mg, Sodium: 1102mg, Potassium: 660mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 858IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 478mg, Iron: 3mg