Cheesy Taco Pasta

  • Prep Time 10 MINS
  • Cook Time 20 MINS
  • Total Time 30 MINS
Serves: 2



  • 15 oz can Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • 1 lb box rotini pasta
  • 14.5 oz can petite, diced tomatoes, drained
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3.8 oz can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4.5 oz bag tortilla strips
  • 1 serrano, sliced
  • Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Toppings: pick your favorites


  • Cook pasta according to box directions in a medium pot and drain.
  • As the pasta cooks, brown ground beef in a large sauté pan on a medium-high heat. Add the taco seasoning and finish cooking ground beef according to packaged seasoning directions.
  • Add in the drained canned tomatoes and stir until it begins to simmer. Move the meat to a plate.
  • Return sauté pan to stove, turn down the heat slightly, and add your Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheddar Cheese Sauce and ½ cup of milk. Stir frequently to avoid cheese burning or sticking until sauce is creamy.
  • Remove from heat. Add the meat back into pan and add the cooked pasta. Stir all ingredients together.
  • Add your favorite taco toppings. We used a diced avocado, tortilla strips, black olives, serrano pepper, a fresh diced tomato and some freshly chopped cilantro.
  • Enjoy!