One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Keesling: "Added some extra cheese! Very yum." Read More


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning (packet, or about 3½ tablespoons homemade taco seasoning)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup mild salsa (jarred)
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican style cheese
  • avocado
  • tortilla chips
  • chopped cilantro
  • chopped tomatoes

NutritionView more

Sodium45% DV1090mg
Fat28% DV18g
Protein49% DV25g
Carbs15% DV46g
Fiber20% DV5g
Calories440Calories from Fat160
Total Fat18g28%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat1g
Calories from Fat160
Total Carbohydrate46g15%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Keesling 29 Nov 2018
Added some extra cheese! Very yum.
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Kirsten 2 Oct 2018
It was so good and very easy to make. It’s also very filling :)
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Shelly Shelly 16 Sep 2018
Yummy, didn’t alter it at all.
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Chelsea Lee 30 Aug 2018
Instant hit! Would absolutely make this again.
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R 7 Aug 2018
Delicious, better than expected!
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Stephanie Stack 2 Aug 2018
a delicious quick and easy meal!
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colleen v. 27 Jul 2018
The whole family enjoyed it. It was simple and quick to make also.
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Lynn 1 Jul 2018
Really easy to make and had enough flavor to satisfy.
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very delicious, will make again
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Carey Pearson 3 Jun 2018
Great comfort food recipe! Needed to add some extra water and added some roasted Rosa tomatoes for extra texture. My family loved it! Will be a permanent on our menu!
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Dana P. 20 Apr 2018
This was a tasty recipe, but you definitely need to add more water and also double the taco seasoning to add flavor. Fire roasted tomatoes go a long way too.
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Megan D. 18 Apr 2018
This turned out great, the family loved it!
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Beth Ziegmann 8 Apr 2018
Good nice to have everything in one pan
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Wolf Weaver 3 Apr 2018
This was outstanding!! I've made it twice already. It's almoat better the next day!
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Amanda Fuentes 23 Mar 2018
I used Hot salsa instead because I love spice. So so good and didn't take long at all!
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Ashton England 22 Mar 2018
Easy and so yummy!! Love one pot meals :) my dad couldn’t of Eaten more of it! Thank you!
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Stefi S 17 Mar 2018
Good! I’ll make it again one day
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Jocelyn Martinez 16 Feb 2018
This will be a go to favorite from now on. My husband loves it ! so simple and easy, I served mine with a side of Mexican rice and it was delicious.
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Tania 12 Feb 2018
It was super tasty but 2nd time around putting less taco seasoning cause it was a bit salty first time
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Holly 31 Jan 2018
My family really enjoyed this. I have made it several times now and each time it is a hit. Tonight I added corn, black olives and a can of Campbell fiesta nacho cheese soup. Next time I'm thinking some chorizo. This recipe is really versatile.
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Justin Britton 21 Jan 2018
Great recipe will add Velveta cheese to it next time though
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Wilson 22 Dec 2017
Awesome! I would make it again.
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Jessica Emonin 4 Dec 2017
Quick, easy and really good! I had to add more water though as 2 cups wasn’t enough.
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Lizotte-Hall 17 Nov 2017
Really easy to make and tastes great I make mine with ground turkey in place of ground beef.
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Rabecca L 9 Nov 2017
Easy and tasty! Make it about once a month, and hubby always loves it
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Kartal Peel 4 Nov 2017
It was so good I made it 2 weeks in a row!
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Very tastefull ! Real comfort food!
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Kayla McEwan 17 Sep 2017
absolutely amazing dish when you want a taco taste but a pasta feel. im in love.
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kerri lee 16 Sep 2017
Tasty and so easy!!!
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Joely P. 15 Aug 2017
Super yummy! And so Easy!