Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta is my nod to the hamburger helper I grew up eating as a kid. While this isn’t exactly the “crunchy taco hamburger helper” because I skipped adding the tortilla chips on top, the ooey gooey meat and cheese sauce is still the same and with just a few ingredients!

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta is easy to make and tastes like the Hamburger Helper you used to eat as a kid except better. Much better.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 pound large shells pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning or 1 packet
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup jarred salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook the shelled pasta according to the directions on the box and drain.
  • Add the ground beef to the pan and brown well.
  • Drain the fat.
  • Add the taco seasoning and 3/4 cup of water, stir and cook until water is gone.
  • Add the pasta back into the pot with the salsa and cheese.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately, preferably with crunchy tortilla chips (optional) on top.

Notes

 

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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