30 minute dinner

One Pan Beef Taco Pasta Skillet

One pan & 30 minutes is all it takes for cheesy beef taco pasta skillet dinner recipe. Tender pasta and taco seasoned ground beef simmer in salsa and beef broth and then gets covered in cheese. Serve with all your favorite taco toppings for an easy and simple dinner. 

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Yesterday I posted a 10 minute homemade blender salsa recipe and promised that I would share a dinner recipe that uses salsa. This is a great way to use up leftovers of the salsa. Or just buy some jarred salsa and throw it in. Either way, this one pan beef taco pasta skillet is so delicious. The best part is that it’s on the table in just 30 minutes. 

I am loving skillet meals lately. They’re quick and easy, and you only need one pan! We love this bbq beef pasta skillet and this turkey taco pasta skillet.

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This recipe is so adaptable. If you want to add some beans and fiber, go ahead and add a can of drained and rinsed black beans or pinto beans. Or add a can of corn (drained). A majority of my kids refuse to eat beans so I kept ours simple and just had the taco seasoned beef and pasta. 

This dinner got a thumbs up from all of the kids! Which, if you’re at my house every night then you know that is a big deal. 

One Pan Beef Taco Pasta Skillet | Skillet Dinner | One Pan | Beef Taco Recipe | Pasta Recipe | One pan & 30 minutes is all it takes for cheesy beef taco pasta skillet dinner recipe. Tender pasta and taco seasoned ground beef simmer in salsa and beef broth and then gets covered in cheese. Serve with all your favorite taco toppings for an easy and simple dinner. #easydinnerrecipes #skilletmeals #onepan

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How to make one pan beef taco pasta skillet

In a skillet pan with high sides and a lid, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain the beef. Add a packet of taco seasoning, beef broth, water, and salsa to the pan. Mix it all together and bring it to a boil. Once boiling cover with the lid and let it simmer until pasta is tender and the liquid is gone. 

Stir in some cheese until it’s all combined and sprinkle the leftover cheese on top, cover with the lid again and let the cheese melt. You can put some of your favorite taco toppings on top of the beef pasta in the skillet, or serve the toppings on the side and let everyone customize their own serving. 

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One Pan Beef Taco Pasta Skillet
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

One pan & 30 minutes is all it takes for cheesy beef taco pasta skillet dinner recipe. Tender pasta and taco seasoned ground beef simmer in salsa and beef broth and then gets covered in cheese. Serve with all your favorite taco toppings for an easy and simple dinner. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups dried small pasta
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheese (any variety)
Instructions
  1. In a skillet pan with a lid and sides, brown ground beef over medium high heat until no longer pink. Drain.

  2. Add the taco seasoning, water, beef broth, and salsa. Stir together until combined. Add in the dry pasta and stir to make sure the pasta is covered in the liquid. 

  3. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover with a lid and reduce heat to medium-low. Let cook for 15 minutes. 

  4. Add half of the cheese and stir into the pasta and beef. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and cover with the lid so that the cheese melts. 

  5. Serve with all your favorite taco toppings. 

Recipe Notes

I always use mild taco seasoning because the regular seems to spicy for my kids. You can also just use your own spices to make a homemade taco seasoning. One packet is equal to about 2-3 tablespoons. 

 

Use any small pasta. I used a mini penne pasta. You can also use medium or small shells, bow tie, or a spiral pasta. You just want a smaller pasta so that it is sure to cook all the way through. 

 

Use as much or as little cheese as wanted. No matter how much you use, mix in half of it to the cooked pasta and then sprinkle the remaining half on top and let it melt. Use any cheese you want. We love Colby-Jack so that is what I always use. 

 

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