Easy Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious twist on Taco Tuesday! Using a few staple pantry items, whip up this flavor-packed meal in no time at all. An added bonus is that this meal is super kid-friendly!
Old Classic Twist
Is anyone else getting tired of the same meals over and over? I don’t know what restrictions your state has right now with this pandemic, but Ohio is under a “Stay At Home” order for two weeks (at least). So we are desperately trying to come up with new recipes to mix things up!
Since we always have ingredients to make tacos on hand, we decided to change an old classic into a one-pot-wonder. Who doesn’t love one-pot meals?! Less prep time and less clean up…hallelujah!
Easy Cheesy Taco Pasta
This recipe is so incredibly easy! You literally cook your ground beef, add in a few ingredients and let it do its magic.
Your pasta noodles go in uncooked; so you don’t even need a separate pot of water to boil them in! Yay! We chose to use rotini pasta, but you could easily switch that out to whatever you have on hand; macaroni elbows, bow ties, rotelle (wagon wheels), shells, etc.
The salsa you choose will change the way your Easy Cheesy Taco Pasta tastes. If you like a little kick to yours, do a hot & spicy salsa; if you like a very low-key flavor, choose a mild salsa; if you like some chunks throughout your pasta to give it some texture, choose a chunky salsa. It’s so easy to change up this recipe and have a different taste if that’s what you are looking for.
Another great way to change up the flavors of this dish is with your toppings! You can go with as many or as little as you want. More cheese, lettuce, avocados, taco sauce, cilantro, tortilla chips, tomatoes, sour cream, etc. There are so many to choose from. One of my favorites is cilantro.
We would love to hear how you changed up this recipe! Leave us a comment below!
We hope all of you are staying safe and healthy! Have a great day.