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Taco Pasta

Taco Pasta is a delicious macaroni recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, taco sauce and cheese all baked in soft shell taco bowls.

Taco Pasta is an easy ground beef dinner recipe that is fun and kid friendly. This cheesy macaroni tossed in salsa and taco sauce is baked in Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls.

Taco Pasta is an easy ground beef dinner recipe that is fun and kid friendly.

This cheesy macaroni tossed in salsa and taco sauce, is baked in Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls.

Taco Pasta is an easy ground beef dinner recipe that is fun and kid friendly. This cheesy macaroni tossed in salsa and taco sauce is baked in Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls.

This recipe produces eight taco pasta bowls and takes just over thirty minutes to make from start to finish.

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To make this taco pasta, I started by cooking some macaroni noodles.

cooked macaroni in a strainer

Then I browned some ground beef in a large pot on the stove.

ground beef cooking in a pot

Once the ground beef was cooked I drained all of the excess grease from the pan.

cooked ground beef in a pot

Then I added some corn and black bean salsa, Old El Paso Medium Taco Sauce, salt and pepper to the pot.

salsa and taco sauce poured over cooked ground beef in a pot

I stirred all of the ingredients together.

Then I added the cooked macaroni noodles to the pot and stirred again.

cooked macaroni in a pot

I added some shredded nacho cheese blend and some chopped green onions.

shredded nacho cheese and chopped green onions on top of macaroni

Then I stirred the macaroni until the cheese was melted.

Taco Pasta is an easy ground beef dinner recipe that is fun and kid friendly. This cheesy macaroni tossed in salsa and taco sauce is baked in Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls.

I placed some Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls on a baking sheet.

Then I scooped the taco pasta into the tortilla bowls dividing the pasta evenly between the bowls.

cheesy taco pasta in tortilla bowls on a baking sheet

I sprinkled some more shredded nacho cheese on top of the pasta and then placed the baking sheet in the oven.

taco pasta topped with shredded cheese in tortilla bowls in a baking sheet

I baked the pasta bowls until the tortillas were starting to brown.

Taco Pasta is an easy ground beef dinner recipe that is fun and kid friendly. This cheesy macaroni tossed in salsa and taco sauce is baked in Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls.

 

Then I served the taco pasta with guacamole and sour cream on the side.

Taco Pasta is an easy ground beef dinner recipe that is fun and kid friendly. This cheesy macaroni tossed in salsa and taco sauce is baked in Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls.

This delicious cheesy taco macaroni has a bit of a kick.

You could use mild taco sauce instead of medium if you don’t like spicy food.

This Taco Pasta baked in tortilla bowls is a fun change from traditional Italian pastas.

Taco Pasta is an easy ground beef dinner recipe that is fun and kid friendly. This cheesy macaroni tossed in salsa and taco sauce is baked in Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls.

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Yield: 8 taco bowls

Taco Pasta

Taco Pasta

Taco Pasta is an easy ground beef dinner recipe that is fun and kid friendly. This cheesy macaroni tossed in salsa and taco sauce is baked in Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Taco Pasta

  • Optional
  • Guacamole and Sour Cream for serving on the side

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to directions on the package and drain.
  3. Cook the ground beef in a large saucepan over medium-high heat with a dab of butter or margarine.
  4. Once the ground beef is fully cooked drain the grease from the pan.
  5. Add the salsa, taco sauce, salt and pepper to the pot with the beef. Reduce heat to medium and stir well.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni noodles to the pot and stir again.
  7. Add 2 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese and the chopped green onions to the pot. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  8. Place the tortilla bowls on a baking sheet.
  9. Spoon the pasta into the tortilla bowls.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining cup of shredded cheese on top of the pasta.
  11. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until the tortilla bowls are starting to brown. 14-16 minutes.
  12. Optional - serve with guacamole and sour cream on the side.
  13. Enjoy!

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1 Comment

  • Kathleen Hickey March 11, 2019 at 8:44 am

    With my Italian background I was a little skeptical about this pasta dish…but it was delicious!!! I just substituted gluten free pasta.

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