An easy, 30 minutes or less dinner, this cheesy taco pasta recipe combines your favorite taco toppings with a noodle-base! An inexpensive dinner that will become a family favorite! This one pan meal is made in a skillet for easier clean-up too!
This cheesy taco noodle recipe cooks up quickly and is sure to become a fast family favorite! It’s loaded with flavor and has a noodle base that is easy to throw together on a busy weeknight.
We’re your typical family with teens who spend many afternoons and evenings going to sporting events and just generally running around. But I still have a pretty firm rule that we all eat dinner together. There are exceptions here and there, but for the most part, all four of us sit down and eat dinner together every night.
The key to making this happen is to 1) make recipes that are quick and not very labor-intensive and 2) make sure that dinner is delicious so everyone wants to keep coming back!
This recipe for a cheesy taco noodle skillet fits the bill perfectly!
How to Make a Taco Pasta One-Pan Meal
You really can use any type of pasta for this recipe, but I highly suggest No Yolk Noodles. If you’ve never tried them, you probably won’t understand my preference. But once you try them, you’ll get it. They are fluffy and light while still providing a firm base for all of the heavier ingredients that are piled on top.
I used the Broad noodles for this recipe, because I wanted a wide noodle as the base for the taco toppings.
While the noodles are cooking, brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain off the fat then add the chopped onion, taco seasoning and water. Let simmer for about 5 minutes.
Then add the cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted.
Next add black beans, corn and tomatoes and heat through.
Once the noodles were cooked, I created almost a bowl of the noodles in my skillet by leaving a shallow crater in the center.
Then I filled it with the taco meat and other toppings and let the noodles shine on the outside edges. It’s quick to make, easy to serve and tastes delicious! What more could you ask for on a busy weeknight?!
Can You Freeze Taco Meat?
Yes, yes, YES!!!
If you haven’t read all my tips to freezing ground beef yet, you should start there. It’s the exact same process for making large batches of taco meat and then freezing it exactly for meals like this!
I know this recipe isn’t technically a one-pot meal but for me it usually is since I already have my ground beef cooked and I’m just pulling it out of the freezer.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 676 Total Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 510mg Sodium: 977mg Carbohydrates: 45g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 11g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 43g