One Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet
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Serves: 5 servings (about 1½ cups each)
  • 1 lb 96% lean ground beef
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 (1 oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 8 oz uncooked whole wheat pasta shells
  • 1 cup 2% shredded Colby or cheddar cheese
  1. Place a large, deep skillet over medium heat; add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, breaking up with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  2. Add black pepper, taco seasoning, water, salsa, and pasta; stir and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Turn off heat and stir in cheese. Serve hot with toppings, if desired.
Recipe from Mother Thyme
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ~1½ cups Calories: 364 Fat: 8.4 Carbohydrates: 38.6 Sugar: 3.6 Sodium: 664 Fiber: 5.6 Protein: 32.6 Cholesterol: 70
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