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Cheesy Salsa Verde Taco Pasta

Course Comfort Food, Dinner, Pasta
Author Terri


  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 12 oz jar salsa verde
  • 8 oz box small pasta shells
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated, plus additional for topping
  • Optional: sour cream, green onions, cilantro


  1. Add ground beef to a large saucepan, crumble and then add onions and garlic.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, stir.

  2. Cook until ground beef is completely cooked. Drain grease and place meat back into saucepan.

  3. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and add water to pan. Cook until water is absorbed.
  4. Pour salsa verde into meat mixture, stir.
  5. Bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to meat mixture.

  6. Stir grated cheese into beef taco mixture and stir until melted.
  7. Top with sour cream, green onions and cilantro (optional).

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: dinnerthendessert