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One-Pot Taco Rigatoni

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One-Pot Taco Rigatoni
Brought to You by Old El Paso
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
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All the goodness of a taco in a cheesy pasta dinner that only requires one dish.
Updated Jul 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
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    When you’re using extra-lean ground beef, there is no need to drain fat.
  • tip 2
    Top with freshly diced tomatoes, sour cream or any of your other favorite taco toppings!

Nutrition

630 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 39g Protein, 73g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
180
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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