Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

craving tacos and pasta? whip up this cheesy taco pasta skillet for family dinner!!!


Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta, tacos
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 289 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1 vidalia onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes I used Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 2.25 ounce can sliced black olives drained
  • 1 4.5 ounce can chopped green chills
  • 1 1 ounce packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup pasta
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded mexican blend cheese or sharp cheddar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over med-high heat and add the ground turkey. Cook until the turkey is no longer pink breaking it up into smaller pieces during the cooking process. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the turkey to a bowl and drain off all but two tablespoons of fat. Return the pan to the heat and add the onion. Cook the onion until translucent and stir in the garlic. Cook for one minute. Add the tomato paste and cook until it becomes a deep burgundy color. Stir in the tomatoes, olives, chills, taco seasoning, pasta and chicken stock. Return the turkey to the pan and cook until the pasta is al dente, approximately 8-10 minutes. (Be sure to stir occasionally to prevent sticking.) Once the pasta is cooked, turn off the heat and stir in the cheese. Top with the chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 1258mg55%
Potassium 497mg14%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1020IU20%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 202mg20%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.