dinner recipes

Cheesy Taco Pasta



500 grams minced beef

400 grams canned chopped tomatoes

3 pickled jalapenos

350 grams pasta

1/2 onion finely chopped

salt per taste

2/3rd cup cheddar cheese or more

2/3rd cup mozzarella cheese or more

1/2 cup reserved boiled pasta water

2 tablespoons taco seasoning (ingredients for taco seasoning mention below)

handful of coriander finely chopped for garnishing


1 tablespoon red chhili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ginger powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper


Boil the pasta according to the packet’s instructions and reserves 1/4 cup of boiled pasta water.

Chop the onions and the jalapenos finely.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in pan on medium heat and add chopped onions. Season them well with salt and cook them until they are transparent and tender for about 5 minutes.

Add the chopped jalapenos and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add minced beef and cook until it is not pink any more around 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile in a grinder mix up the taco seasoning together.

Add the taco seasoning and drain any excessive fat present in the pan.

Mix the seasoning well with the minced beef.

Add the canned tomato and pasta water.

Start adding the shredded cheese as well and keep stirring it for a while until the liquid is about to dry.

Add the cooked pasta now and mix it well. Cheesy Taco Pasta is ready to go into our stomachs.

Sprinkle some finely chopped coriander over the pasta placed nicely in a bowl. Add sliced pickled jalapenos on the side as well and you are good to go for one pasta that you will never forget.