Cheesy Taco Pasta

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IngredientsIngredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 packet (1 oz) taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 8 oz rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican-style cheese
  • Optional toppings: chopped tomatoes, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, chopped cilantro

DirectionsDirections

Preheat a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until cooked thoroughly. Drain grease. Stir taco seasoning into ground beef, then stir in water, salsa and pasta noodles. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve with optional toppings if desired.
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