5 Ingredient Taco Pasta

I forgot how easy and delicious a 5 ingredient meal can be! I am going to do much more of these soon. This one was DELISH! Now, lets clarify I did not count the seasoning or toppings in the ingredients but give me a break, its technically 5 ingredients!

Also, all done in one pot, still my favorite way to make a simple pasta dish! But gosh, this is creamy, cheesy, meaty and tastes just like a taco! Let me know what you think 🙂

5 Ingredient Taco Pasta

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 can rotel
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 lb shell noodles
  • 1 package taco seasoning or seasoning blend chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper
  • 1/2 shredded cheddar cheese
  • choice of toppings
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • salsa
  • green onions


  • Start by browning the meat in a large saute pan.
  • Once meat is brown (drain if necessary), add in onion and seasoning. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add in water or broth bring to a boil. Add in pasta and cook covered on low heat for about 10-12 minutes, depending on the noodles! CONTINUE STIRRING THROUGHOUT!
  • Once noodles are cooked through, there should still be a little liquid remaining! Turn heat off and add in cheese. Stir to melt. If you'd like it a little thicker add in a dollop of sour cream! But the toppings help thicken it up nicely!
  • Serve and top with all the taco ingredients!!

Comment below and let me know what you think!

XO Caroline

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