This one pot taco pasta is quick, easy and delicious. It only takes 30 minutes to make and your family will love it!

This one pot taco pasta is quick, easy and delicious.  It only takes 30 minutes to make and your family will love it!  Perfect for weeknights.

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One pot. 30 minutes. Those are like magic words when it comes to quick and easy dinner ideas, aren’t they? This one pot taco pasta will have you and your family jumping for joy (and asking for seconds) because it’s so delicious!

I’m not even kidding when I say that my family LOVES this meal.  It’s one of those meals that pleases everyone and I don’t have to fight the kids to eat it all. Pair it with cornbread muffins and a green salad and you have a complete meal.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes! Depending on the size of your family, this meal will serve 4-6 people. But you can easily double it if you have a bigger group.

Does this dish reheat well?

If we happen to have leftovers, this dish reheats really well. Just store it in a sealed container and reheat it in the microwave. My kids have also taken leftover taco pasta to school in their thermos.

How to Make One Pot Taco Pasta

First, grab a large pot.  Brown your ground beef or turkey, drain and then put it onto a towel lined plate or bowl to soak up any additional grease.

Quick, easy and delicious!  This one pot taco pasta only takes 30 minutes to make and your family will love it!

Next, add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, chili powder, oregano, pasta, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar to the same pot.  Simmer over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring often until pasta is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.

Quick, easy and delicious!  This one pot taco pasta only takes 30 minutes to make and your family will love it!

Turn off the heat and add the ground beef, salt, pepper, onion salt and garlic powder.  Stir together to incorporate all the ingredients.

Top with shredded cheese and cover for 1-2 minutes to let the cheese melt.  You can also just stir the cheese right in. The sauce will thicken as it stands.  Serve warm.

One Pot Taco Pasta

By Shani Ogden
This one pot taco pasta is quick, easy and delicious. It only takes 30 minutes to make and your family will love it!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 1 14-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 15-oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 8 oz bowtie pasta
  • 3 c. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Using a large pot, brown the ground beef.  Drain the fat and pour beef into a paper towel lined bowl to soak up any additional grease.  Set aside.
  • In the same pot, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, chili powder, oregano, pasta, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar.  Simmer over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring often to make sure pasta doesn't stick, until pasta is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Top with shredded cheese and cover for 1-2 minutes to let the cheese melt.  The sauce will thicken as it stands. Serve warm.
  • Store leftovers in a covered container for up to a week. 

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This one pot taco pasta is quick, easy and delicious.  It only takes 30 minutes to make and your family will love it!  Plus it can easily be doubled to serve larger groups.
This one pot taco pasta is quick, easy and delicious.  It only takes 30 minutes to make and your family will love it!
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  1. Mmmm, this has my mouth watering and it's only 9am. I am a sucker for anything Mexican to begin with, but this is a fun alternative! Thanks for sharing.

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