Easy Skillet Taco Pasta

No need to precook the pasta – just enough water is added with the Lawry’s® Taco Seasoning Mix for an easy, one-skillet dish that tastes like tacos.

Serves: 6
10 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

  • Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Sprinkle top with cheese. Cover. Cook 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: Top pasta with 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed, or 1 can (4 1/2 ounces) chopped green chilies before adding cheese.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 391Calories: 391Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Sodium: 678mgProtein: 24g
  • Total Fat: 15gFiber: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g

Ratings & Reviews: 3

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  • Dc on 05/12/2016

    This recipe was easy and really very good. I tweaked it by adding diced onion and garlic with the meat when I browned it, and I also added a can of Rotel cause we like some spice. Just one thing though - The next time I make this I will cook the pasta separately....I used tri-color spiral pasta and it came out very mushy and the whole meal was too starchy for us. Next time I will use elbows and cook it separately, and then add the pasta in when I'm ready to serve. Other than that, this is an awesome quick dish to serve with some cornbread, and kids would love it!!

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  • Justin on 09/16/2013

    This recipe was delicious and easy to do!

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  • V S. on 06/25/2013

    Easy to make. Tasty. Great leftover.

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