Has anyone else noticed that the sun is staying up later and later these past few weeks?
I know, I know it’s still only the middle of February. But every little sign that spring is on its way just makes me happy! 🙂
But of course, it is still quite cold out there so I still look forward to a nice hot dinner in the evening. And this Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet is the perfect, quick, and easy comfort dish to warm my insides. And the whole family is going to love it!
This delicious meal is going to be ready on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes! So when the kids are screaming “When’s dinner??” you can let them know that it will be ready in just a few minutes!
This Taco Pasta is loaded with zesty cheesy goodness and packed with flavor. And it makes a nice big pan full, which is good because your kids are going to want seconds! 😉
Get your skillet pan ready and fire up the stove because this Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet is going to make everyone at the dinner table happy! 🙂
- 3 cups of rotini
- 1 pound of lean ground meat
- 1 packet of Lawry's taco seasoning
- 2/3 c. water
- 1 14.5 oz can of petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 15 oz can of Nacho Cheese Sauce -I used La Preferida
- 3 c. crushed Doritos
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and place aside
- Meanwhile brown the meat in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in the taco seasoning and water , stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the drained tomatoes and nacho cheese and mix thoroughly.
- Add the pasta and stir until well incorporated.
- Mix in the crushed Doritos and serve immediately
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Jen Litz says
This is going on my menu next week for sure!!
Looks good and I love how quick it looks to pull together.
Thanks Jen! You’ll have to tell me how everyone liked it!! 🙂
The sun has been staying out later where I live in IL and I love it! This looks incredibly easy!
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
This skillet looks fantastic, Renee! I actually just made something similar that will post to my blog in two weeks, though I didn’t use nacho cheese or Doritos. Love that addition! Sounds so flavorful!
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Two weeks?? Wow, you are a planner!! I literally just made this for dinner the other night! Looking forward to seeing your recipe Gayle! 🙂
Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven says
Oh, man. I am ALL about the one-pan dinners these days and this skillet is calling my name! Love love all that cheesy taco goodness!
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Oh boy, I am so ready for spring to arrive too but until then cheesy comfort dishes like this are perfect! Love that it’s made all in one pan! It looks delicious!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
Now this is what I want for dinner!
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This looks great! YUM! …and I love that the sun is staying out a little longer each day! I’m seriously counting down the days to warm weather!
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What a great recipe Renee and beautiful pictures as always! Love the Mexican flavors!
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Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition says
Doritos, nacho cheese, and meat? I’m SOLD! I could eat this every night for dinner…
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Right Katie!! It might not be good for my waistline to eat it every night but oh man is it good! 🙂
Holly N @ Spend With Pennies says
With all of the things we always have going on, I love dinners that are quick to the table! This one looks delicious!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
I just said that to my husband that its getting darker later! I am loving it! And this taco skillet? My kinda dinner!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I love easy skillet recipes! All that cheesey goodness is calling my name. I am very much looking forward to longer days and more sunlight too!
Melissa @ Bits of Umami says
Pasta + Taco Meat + Doritos!? That seriously hits 3 of my favorite food groups haha. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
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Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
This looks so warm and comforting! Perfect for this cold weather
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
I have noticed that it has been staying light later! And it’s actually been in the mid 50s here in Seattle. Feels like spring to me and I’m loving it! And I’m loving this pasta too, you basically had me at cheesy 🙂
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Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
YAY for sunlight!!! I have noticed that too and I’m holding on to the thought that spring is coming soon. Love skillet meals and this one looks fabulous!
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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Renee, this is just the kind of weeknight dinner we can all dive into!!! love this Cheesy Taco Pasta!!! looks soooo good!
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Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
This looks so easy and delicious! Will be trying this for dinner this week!
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