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The Ultimate Easy One Pot Taco Pasta

The Ultimate Easy One Pot Taco Pasta

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Everyone will love this One Pot Taco Pasta! It’s the perfect pasta recipe that is ready to eat in just 30 minutes of time!

We love to have pasta for dinner. The kids are at that age where eating pasta is fun and I’m always looking for fun new pasta recipes to whip up. When I have a recipe this simple, I find myself finding a reason to make it all the time! 

What I love about this easy pasta dish is that it’s made in just one pot! That means there are fewer dirty dishes to have to clean up which makes me super happy!

If you’re looking for a taco pasta recipe that will have everyone excited to eat, I highly recommend that you make this dish. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s a fun way to put a spin on Taco Tuesday.

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta

Is this One Pot Pasta recipe spicy?

It’s not at all! But you can make it spicy if you want. Adding in some chili powder or chili flakes to your individual bowl is the perfect way to spice it up.

One Pot Taco Pasta – Ingredients

  • ground beef
  • salsa
  • tomato sauce
  • water
  • taco seasoning
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • elbow macaroni
  • colby jack cheese
  • cheddar cheese

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta

How to store cooked pasta

This easy recipe is so good as leftovers! Just make sure that you add any of the taco pasta into an airtight container and store it in the fridge.

How to reheat

Reheating is so simple. Add a serving to a bowl and put it into the microwave for a few seconds of time. Make sure to stir and add some extra melted cheese if you’d like.

Adding a bit more shredded cheese will help to add a bit of moisture to the pasta in case you’re worried that it’s going to be dried out once warmed up.

Do any side dishes pair with taco pasta?

Pairing this with a simple salad or homemade bread would be the perfect way to complete the meal!

You’re going to love how fast and easy this dinner recipe comes together! It’s great for a last-minute recipe or to sit down together as a family during a busy week.

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta


One Pot Taco Pasta

This simple pasta recipe is loaded with flavor and delicious ingredients! Easy pasta recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can salsa, 15 ounces
  • 1 can tomato sauce, 15 ounces
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


  • Place a large quart pot over medium-high.
  • Once hot, add the ground beef, and breaking it with a wooden spoon cook it until browned. Drain fat and return beef to the pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add taco seasoning, water, salsa, and tomato sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add uncooked macaroni, stir to combine, and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is cooked through. Make sure to stir occasionally.
  • Remove from heat. Sprinkle the cheeses on top and cover for the cheese to melt.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy!


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