Cheesy Turkey Taco Pasta Recipe

Tacos plus creamy macaroni & cheese—what happens? Best comfort food combo: Cheesy Turkey Taco Pasta! The 8 ingredients and your favourite taco toppings may be on your dinner table in 40 minutes.  


– 8 ounces uncooked medium pasta shell – 2 Tablespoons olive oil – 1 pound ground turkey – 1 (1-oz.) packet taco seasoning – 2 cups salsa – 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed – 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained  – 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese – Crushed tortilla chips, for serving – Sour cream, for serving – Diced avocado, for serving

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to boil. Add pasta and simmer for 10 minutes until al dente. Drain and reserve pasta.  

Step 1


Add olive oil and ground turkey to a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Let the turkey cook thoroughly, breaking it up with a spatula. Add taco seasoning and ½ cup water, simmer for 2 more minutes.  

Step 2

Melt cheese by stirring in salsa, corn, black beans and cheese. Stir in the spaghetti to warm. Sprinkle smashed tortilla chips, sour cream, and chopped avocado over the pasta.  

Step 3


– Calories: 584kcal,  – Carbohydrates: 63g,  – Protein: 40g,  – Fat: 21g,  – Saturated Fat: 9g,  – Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, – Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, – Trans Fat: 0.01g,  – Cholesterol: 79mg,  – Sodium: 1238mg, – Potassium: 895mg,  – Fiber: 11g,  – Sugar: 7g,  – Vitamin A: 1361IU,  – Vitamin C: 6mg,  – Calcium: 321mg, – Iron: 4mg

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