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Cheesy Taco Pasta

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Taco night meets pasta night! Cheesy Beefy Taco Pasta is a flavorful and delicious dinner choice when you are short on time. It’s a great back to school dinner option with only 5 ingredients needed. Have it on the table in 20 minutes!

Since the kids are back to school, I am creating easy, fast and delicious meals that can be made in under 20 minutes like this delicious Cheesy Beefy Taco Pasta. I like that only 5 ingredients are needed for this comfort food. I usually have everything in my pantry and refrigerator. Serve with a salad or vegetable. Can easily freeze well.

The flavors are great with the addition of the salsa. I like the Mrs. Renfros Chiotle Corn Salsa and the Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese. It gave it a zippy taste, not too spicy.

 

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Ingredients that you will need to make this delicious pasta!

  • Cabot Cheddar and Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Ground Beef
  • Pasta
  • Salsa
  • Taco Seasoning

 

Shred 2 cups of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar and Pepper Jack.

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Brown ground beef, drain fat.

Add taco seasoning.

Add jar of salsa.

Mix to combine.

Add cooked pasta.

Add half of the cheese, stir.

Add the other half of cheese, place lid over pasta. Serve hot.

Serve and enjoy!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Prepare rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain water and set aside.
  2. In a large pot cook and crumble ground beef until fully cooked.
  3. Drain fat from the ground beef and then return to stove top and season with taco seasoning.
  4. Add cooked pasta to pot with cooked and seasoned ground beef along with salsa and mix well.
  5. Add 1 1/2 cup cheese to pot and mix together until melted.
  6. Remove pot from heat and add remaining cheese to the top and allow to melt.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Tools Used in the making of this Cheesy Taco Pasta:

My Favorite Pasta Pot: I use this pasta pot almost every day. I love the size, weight and how durable it is.

My favorite Pasta Ladle: I love how big this ladle is and that it is metal and won’t melt in case it is left on the burner.

My favorite Saute PanGives a great sear for a non-stick pan, holds a lot of ingredients.

My favorite Wooden Spoon I always have a bunch of these for cooking.

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1.40 lbs. Ground Beef
  • 2 cups Cabot Cheese shredded
  • 1 jar Mrs. Renfro's Chipotle Corn Salsa 16 ounces
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning Mix 1.25 ounces
  • 1 Box 13.25 ounces Dreamfield's Healthy Carb Living Rotini Pasta

Instructions

  1. Prepare rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain water and set aside.
  2. In a large pot cook and crumble ground beef until fully cooked.
  3. Drain fat from the ground beef and then return to stove top and season with taco seasoning.
  4. Add cooked pasta to pot with cooked and seasoned ground beef along with salsa and mix well.
  5. Add 1 1/2 cup cheese to pot and mix together until melted.
  6. Remove pot from heat and add remaining cheese to the top and allow to melt.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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Nettie Moore is the cook, baker, photographer, and designer behind Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog. Nettie is a self-trained cook and baker. She loves creating easy recipes that don’t call for a lot of unknown ingredients. Nettie’s Blueberry Skillet Cake has been featured in Taste Of Home Magazine and her Peach Raspberry Pie has won awards! She was born and raised in Southern California and now lives with her artist husband. Follow Nettie on her blog, Moore or Less Cooking, or on FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOOGLE+ | PINTEREST BLOGLOVIN INSTAGRAMFree email subscription

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David @ Spiced

Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Now this just screams fall comfort food! I love how easy this recipe is, and I bet it'll take me right back to my childhood...in a good way! Thanks so much for sharing, Nettie. :-)

Nettie

Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Hi David! It really is comfort food! Hope you get a chance to make it for you and your family! Best! Nettie

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