Recipe of the Week: 20 Minute One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Recipe of the Week

From the taste kitchen of Dr. Sarah Laginess and Family

20 Minute One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta


  • 3 cups small shells pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, optional
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese cheddar or mozzarella
  • fresh cilantro chopped, optional


  • Place a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
  • Add ground beef and stir until it is no longer pink. Drain fat from the pan.
  • Add onions and optional garlic to the beef. Fry for 2-3 minutes until onions are translucent.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, taco seasoning, water and pasta.
  • Loosely cover the pan, reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the pasta is done, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese and optional fresh cilantro. Serve and enjoy!




I used a whole can of tomato sauce (15 oz) and 2 cups of water

Can use additional toppings such as sour cream, jalapenos etc.