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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


  • Add ground beef to a large saucepan, crumble and then add onions and garlic.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, stir.
  • Cook until ground beef is completely cooked. Drain grease and place meat back into saucepan.
  • Sprinkle with taco seasoning and add water to pan. Cook until water is absorbed.
  • Pour salsa verde into meat mixture, stir.
  • Bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to meat mixture.
  • Stir grated cheese into beef taco mixture and stir until melted.
  • Top with sour cream, green onions and cilantro (optional).


Recipe adapted from: dinnerthendessert