This is even better than my chili mac! This Skillet Taco Pasta is cooked in one pot, tastes like my favorite tacos, and comes together quickly for any night of the week.
Are y’all as excited as I am about the X-Files being back for a minute? We are SO binge watching the older series during #snowzilla2016. I mean, what else are you going to do? Shovel? Done that like 8 times already.
I remember sitting in the lounge at RIT every time a new episode was on and watching it intently!! It was an amazing show that paved the way for shows like Fringe. I loved Fringe, too, but it was cancelled. It did get a little weird, but I stuck with it. I was very X-files-esque.
I truly CANNOT wait for the new season and that familiar theme song. Maybe I’ll make it my ringtone. Is it freaky that I can whistle it by heart even after all these years? Yeah. I’m a geek. Deal.
I’m also a geek for simple yet delicious recipes like this one. I’ve been one a one-pot kick of late. Honestly. Who likes to do dishes? You?? Seriously?? Well, please do head to my house. I’d be more than happy to cook for you if you’ll do my dishes. I’ll even make you some macarons if you’d like. I have to whip up a batch tomorrow for Tuesday. I have some. They’re at work. I was lazy and didn’t photograph them so now I have to make a new batch so I don’t miss my deadline on Tuesday. Stay tuned.
I love meals like this Skillet Taco Pasta for weeknights. It’s quick and delicious. Win win! And since this totally tastes like tacos! Super win!!! Because, honestly, who doesn’t love tacos? They’re come in almost every shape, size, meat, no meat combination you can think of. Please don’t tell me you don’t like tacos. Cause, I may be forced to disown you as a reader. That’s like saying you don’t like mac n cheese or stuffing.
K. Moving on.
Honestly. Just look at that bowl of taco goodness. You can’t tell you don’t want to grab a fork and dig right in. I DO! All that cheese and those chives on top! Man am I drooling. And that radiatore pasta! It truly does just hold that sauce in place. For me, the pasta size and shape is essential to a good dish. And the choice of radiatore for this dish is PERFECT! Those ruffles just capture that taco flavored sauce and holds on to it.
What’s your favorite taco recipe? Are you a soft or hard shell taco eater?
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 8 ounces canned, chopped, green chiles
- 14 ounces canned tomatoes
- 1 cup salsa
- 8 ounces uncooked, short grain pasta
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 2 1/2 cups fat free beef broth
- 3/4 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown the ground beef before adding the onions, chiles, tomatoes and salsa.
- Stir in the pasta, taco seasoning, and beef broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer until the pasta is cooked to your liking; about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Stir in the cheese and serve topped with diced red onion, green onions, more cheese, or sour cream.