A plate of taco pasta topped with salsa and sour cream with a fork next to it

Taco Pasta

A taco pasta recipe with taco meat, penne pasta, cheese sauce, and steamed corn.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword taco pasta recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1182 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 16 oz box penne pasta cooked and drained
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz bag frozen corn steamed according to package directions
  • toppings: salsa, sour cream, avocado


  1. Brown and drain ground beef.

  2. Stir in taco seasoning and water.

  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed.

  4. Add to cooked pasta.

  5. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

  6. Whisk in flour.

  7. Slowly whisk in milk.

  8. Bring to a boil a cook while stirring 2 minutes.

  9. Add in cheese and continue cooking until cheese is melted.

  10. Pour cheese over cooked pasta and taco meat.

  11. Add in corn. Stir to combine well.

  12. Serve immediately with preferred toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Taco Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1182 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 1273mg55%
Potassium 944mg27%
Carbohydrates 114g38%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 1840IU37%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 527mg53%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.