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We LOVED this Cheesy Taco Pasta, just like the Hamburger Helper we grew up with!

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American Fusion
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 316 kcal
Author Sabrina

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
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Instructions

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

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Taco Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 408mg 17%
Potassium 322mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 7.1%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 12.8%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.