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Slow Cooker Taco Pasta Recipe

Slow cooker taco pasta combines the taco flavors you love with the smooth, satisfying chewiness of a pasta dish. Tangy, flavorful and just plain yummy ground taco beef and perfect pasta all together under a gooey blanket of cheese. This one is a real crowd pleaser.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Brunch, dinner, game-day, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
Keyword: slow cooker taco pasta, taco pasta
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 356kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 - 2 lbs leand ground beef or turkey beef need to be browned in advance
  • 1 15 oz can corn drained
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 7oz can diced green chiles heat level of your choice
  • cup taco seasoning store bought or homemade
  • 1-2 cups sour cream optional
  • 1 12 oz box rotini pasta I used tri-color
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese
  • non-stick spray of choice

Instructions

  • spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick spray of choice.
  • add cooked ground beef (or raw ground turkey) to slow cooker
    1.5 - 2 lbs leand ground beef or turkey
  • all add remaining ingredients other than pasta, sour cream, and shredded cheese to slow cooker and stir to combine
    1 15 oz can corn, 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, 1 green pepper, 1 small onion, 1 7oz can diced green chiles, ⅓ cup taco seasoning
  • cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • cook pasta according to al dente instructions on package and set aside.
    1 12 oz box rotini pasta
  • 15 minutes prior to serving, stir sour cream and pasta into ingredients in your slow cooker
    1-2 cups sour cream, 1 12 oz box rotini pasta
  • sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the mixture and replace cover on top
    1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese
  • Serve once cheese on top has melted and enjoy!!

Notes

Notes:
Groud turkey can be used in the place of ground beef in this crockpot taco pasta recipe.  If you use lean ground turkey breast, you do not need to cook it first.  It can be added raw to your slow cooker.  
Plain Greek yogurt can be used in place of sour cream.
HomemadeTaco Seasoning Mix
  • 4 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1.5 tablespoon cumin
  • 1.5 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
Add all ingredients and stir. Store in a cool, dry, air-tight container. 
 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 955mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1301IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 2mg