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One-Pot Taco Rigatoni

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

All the goodness of a taco in a cheesy pasta dinner that only requires one dish. ...MORE+ LESS-

Karly Campbell Karly Campbell
July 29, 2016

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
2
cups uncooked rigatoni pasta
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
jar (24 oz) Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2
cups water
1
cup grated Cheddar cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add beef; cook until brown, crumbling as it cooks.
  • 2
    Add taco seasoning mix, stirring to coat beef. Add pasta, chiles, salsa and water, stirring to combine. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to simmering. Cover; cook about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Cover; let stand about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 4
    Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving.

Expert Tips

  • When you’re using extra-lean ground beef, there is no need to drain fat.
  • Top with freshly diced tomatoes, sour cream or any of your other favorite taco toppings!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
1940mg
81%
Potassium
350mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
73g
24%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
8g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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