This Weeknight Beef Taco Pasta is the perfect dinner for busy days. Easy dinner recipes for family! Taco flavor perfection!

Easy Dinner Recipes For Family

Having quick and easy dinner recipes on hand is a MUST when you’ve got lots going on during the weekdays. Having three boys, I know how important it is to have great pasta recipes that I can whip up in no time.

This quick fix pasta quickly became a family favorite. My boys went nuts for it. All of your favorite beef taco ingredients into a fun pasta dish. Get creative and add your own favorite ingredients. Corn kernels, black olives, shredded cheese, sour cream are all great options.

Try my Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta for another great weekday option! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

This is a great recipe to serve for a large party too, takes no time at all to prepare.

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring simple Mexican-style recipes.

How To Make Taco Pasta

Here’s your simple line up of ingredients.

The star ingredients are Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix.

Once your beef is browned, start adding your taco topping ingredients.

Be sure to not overcook your pasta, I like to set my timer for one minute less than the box says.

Add your cooked pasta to the beef mixture. Sprinkle in the taco seasoning.


Give a good stir and garnish with additional green onions and cilantro.

This is also great with a spoon of your favorite salsa stirred in.


Weeknight Beef Taco Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheesy taco pasta, easy chicken recipes for dinner, easy dinner recipes, easy dinner recipes for family, easy dinner recipes for kids, quick and easy dinner recipes, taco pasta, taco pasta recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 349 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 pound dry small pasta of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Mild Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can Old El Paso whole green chilies chopped
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Heat 5 quart dutch oven or pot full of water over medium heat. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. When hot saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes, until softened. Add ground beef, salt and pepper cooking until crumbled and browned. Add cooked pasta back to dutch oven, stir in beef mixture, taco seasoning, chilies,tomatoes, green onions and cilantro. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Weeknight Beef Taco Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 561mg16%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 22.4mg27%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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