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Taco Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Taco Pasta is a one-pot meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make! Just like Hamburger Helper only a lot healthier!

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy hamburger helper, one pot meal, taco macaroni
Servings: 6
Calories: 810 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (500g) ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cups (355ml) milk
  • 1 ½ cups (355ml) beef broth
  • 2 cups (150g) small shell pasta (can use macaroni)
  • 1 4oz (113g) can green chiles
  • 1 cup (235g) salsa or 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups (165g) shredded cheddar
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the ground beef, onion, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne powder, salt, and pepper. If using ground beef with a higher fat content add in the seasonings after draining the grease.

  2. Stir in the milk, broth, pasta, green chiles, and salsa or tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

  3. Stir in cheddar cheese until melted.

Recipe Notes

  1. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

What to serve with Taco Pasta

Nutrition Facts
Taco Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 810 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 1092mg47%
Potassium 783mg22%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 1505IU30%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 691mg69%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.