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One bowl of taco pasta in center of photo. Another bowl in lower left corner. Cilantro and taco seasoning in background.

One Pot Taco Pasta

I've got another one pot wonder coming at you. This One Pot Taco Pasta combines two family favorites to make a super simple, quick and delicious meal all in one pan.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword one pot taco pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Meghan Payne-Hensley


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 4 ounce can green chiles (don't drain)
  • 1 pound pasta shells
  • 1 cup rinsed black beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn (doesn't need to be thawed)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • cilantro


  • Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add olive oil and onions. Saute for about 3 minutes, until they start to soften. Add ground beef and break up with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and cook until no longer pink.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, beef stock and green chiles with the liquid. Bring to a simmer then add the pasta. Simmer for 3 minutes less than the pasta package directions. Add corn and black beans and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese. Portion into bowls and top with a dollop of sour cream and cilantro.