All the flavors of a taco in an easy pasta dish that the whole family will love. It’s so easy, even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

One Pot Taco Pasta - The easiest taco you will ever make. It's so easy, even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

You know I’m all about one pot meals. They are super easy to whip up, and clean up is a breeze. And dishwashing is not a favorite chore of mine so the less dishes I have to clean, the better, especially when it comes to making tacos.

One Pot Taco Pasta - The easiest taco you will ever make. It's so easy, even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

Now I’m somewhat obsessed with tacos but homemade tacos require too much dicing and chopping. Fortunately enough, this taco pasta dish comes together so easily and effortlessly in one skillet. And if I’m being honest, I’d much rather gobble up this inside-out cheesy taco pasta any day of the week!

One Pot Taco Pasta

The easiest taco you will ever make. It’s so easy, even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

4.75 stars (4 ratings)
10 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ mild taco sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in corn, black beans and green chiles until well combined. Stir in tomatoes, taco sauce, salsa, pasta and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-16 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and top with cheese. Cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
  4. Serve immediately.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All opinions expressed are my own.