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Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta is an incredibly easy pasta recipe that can be on your table in a flash. It's cheesy, loaded with flavor and perfect for weeknights.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 479 kcal



  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound ground chorizo
  • 3/4 cup medium salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Oaxaca or Jack or Mozzarella Cheese
  • Toppings of choice


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, cook chorizo in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through, 5 - 7 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  • Return chorizo to the pan. Add cooked pasta and salsa. Cook Until pasta is warmed through. Add cheese and mix well. Cook until cheese is melted.
  • Top with your favorite toppings.


Be sure to use ground raw chorizo and not the cured chorizo you can find in the deli.
If you cannot find Oaxaca cheese, you can substitute jack or mozzarella cheese.
Nutrition information for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 479kcalCarbohydrates: 34.4gProtein: 23.9gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 922mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 4g
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Keywords: quick and easy