Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Are you Looking for a comforting, cheesy, meaty, and finger-licking good pasta recipe? Try this delicious, cheesy taco pasta! 

Cheesy taco pasta is an amazing pasta dish that is a fusion between the traditional pasta dish and Mexican flavors. The dish uses Italian cooking methods to cook pasta. However, the twist comes with the addition of Mexican salsa and tortilla chips. This fusion between the two traditional and signature dishes from the respective cuisines is utterly delicious and flavorsome.

Whether it’s lunch or dinner, this pasta recipe will never fail to impress your loved ones. It is very rich, flavorsome, and tasteful. So, without any further waiting, let’s head straight to the recipe. Here is everything you will need for this recipe:

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


½ pound pasta (large shells)

1 pound ground beef

1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

¾ cup water

1 tbsp cooking oil

1 yellow onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 cup jarred salsa

2 tbsp taco seasoning

1 tsp red pepper flakes

½ tsp dried oregano

½ tsp Salt 

½ tsp Pepper 

For Garnish:

½ cup Cheese

1 cup crushed tortilla chips

½ cup Sour cream

2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley



  1. In a pot, add water, salt and place it on medium heat.
  2. Once it starts to boil, add pasta and let it cook.
  3. When the pasta is al dente, drain it, and set it aside for later use.
  4. Place a large pot of skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add cooking oil.
  6. Once the oil is hot, add ground beef and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until it starts to turn brown. Continue to mix the ground beef using a wooden spoon to break it down.
  7. Add chopped onions and stir well.
  8. Next, add minced garlic and cook for a minute or two.
  9. Add Worcestershire sauce, taco seasonings, red pepper flakes, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  10. Pour in water and mix well.
  11. Let it simmer on medium heat until the water is evaporated.
  12. Once the natural juices are released, and water is evaporated, add cooked pasta and mix well.
  13. Add canned salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, and stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
  14. Garnish the pasta with sour cream, shredded cheese, and freshly chopped parsley.
  15. Serve alongside tortilla chips and more sour cream.
  16. Enjoy!