One Pot Taco Pasta

taco-spiced ground beef, penne, avocado, sour cream, Cheddar + cilantro

1706 Recipe

Serves: 4 Servings | Time to Table: 25 Minutes | Calories: 980 | Allergens: Contains Wheat (Penne) + Milk (Sour Cream + Cheddar). May Contain Egg | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Iron, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Vitamin A


  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Large Saucepan
  • - Measuring Cup
  • - Measuring Spoons

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Ground Cumin
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Avocado
  • - Chili Powder
  • - Chipotle Salsa
  • - Cilantro
  • - Ground Beef
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Penne Pasta
  • - Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • - Sour Cream

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

A savory/sweet cherried Rioja will have just the right kick for this piquant meal.

Beer Pairings

A spicy Chile Beer. Period.

TK Table Talk:

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What To Do:

1. Ground beef may arrive slightly frozen. Thaw as needed.

One Pot Taco Pasta - Step 1

2. Brown beef: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ground beef. Cook 5 minutes or until browned.

One Pot Taco Pasta - Step 2

3. Cook pasta: Stir in penne, chipotle salsa, 5 cups water, (a pinch of ground cumin if you have it on hand), chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

One Pot Taco Pasta - Step 3

4. Stir in half of the cheese.

One Pot Taco Pasta - Step 4

5. Prepare toppings: Halve, pit and slice the avocado. Chop the cilantro.

To Serve: Stir in half of the cilantro and serve straight from the pot. Top each serving with remaining cheese, avocado, sour cream and remaining cilantro.

Pro Tip:

Spice it up! Add a few dashes of hot sauce to kick up the heat.

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