One-Pot Taco Pasta

Say hello to your new weeknight favorite for the whole family — One-Pot Taco Pasta!

one-pot taco pasta

Who doesn’t love a good one-pot pasta? I know you guys do because my one-pot hamburger helper is one of the most popular recipes on my blog. Some nights, you just gotta get food on the table for the entire family and this is One-Pot Taco Pasta does just that but it also will satisfy your tastes buds and it only uses clean ingredients. And yes, even I eat this one because sometimes a little brown rice pasta is all I want after a long day. If you haven’t heard me say it before, Jovial Brown Rice Pasta is by far my favorite Gluten-Free Pasta. The texture is fantastic and it only has 2 ingredients: brown rice flour and water. That’s all. Can’t beat that, huh?

one-pot taco pasta

As far as skillets go, my absolute favorite skillet of all time is my Ballarini Skillet. It’s been a huge game-changer for me in my cooking and I truly think that everyone should have one. I’ve tried a lot of non-stick skillets and this is one that works as good as new every single time!! Since they are a favorite of mine, I am doing a fun giveaway on Instagram this week where I am teaming up with Ballarini to giveaway 5 of the 10″ skillets! Be sure to head over to Instagram to enter!! YAS. 

one-pot taco pasta

I encourage you to make this One-Pot Taco Pasta for your family this week. I just know they will LOVE it. Enjoy!

One-Pot Taco Pasta

one-pot taco pasta
Serves: 4
5 from 1 vote
A gluten-free, dairy-free one-pot pasta with the flavors of a delicious taco all made in one pot!
Total Time25 mins


  • 2 tbsp. olive or avocado oil
  • 1 lb. grass beef
  • 1/2 onion diced fine
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 10 oz. can Diced Tomatoes & Jalapenos Rotel or Hatch Brand
  • 12 oz. box Jovial Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli Pasta any fusilli, elbow, or penne pasta works
  • 4 cups chicken broth for a richer dish, use 2 cups broth + 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese optional

Optional for Garnish

  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Sliced avocado
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Sliced Radishes


  • Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion and brown the beef, breaking it up with the back of a spoon, until it is no longer pink. About 7 minutes.
  • Drain excess fat off of the beef if necessary.
  • Season the beef with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and add the tomato paste. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Add the pasta, the can of diced tomatoes + jalapenos, and the broth (or milk if using). Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then adjust heat to a slow steady boil, stirring occasionally and cook pasta for 13 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and stir in cheese (if using).
  • Let stand a few minutes before serving.
  • Garnish (optional) with freshly chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, sliced jalapeños, and radishes.

Photography by Eat Love Eats.


  • Reply
    Brynn Pustejovsky
    March 14, 2023 at 12:26 am

    5 stars
    My daughters loves this meal! I love all of your recipes, Alex! And this one did not disappoint 🙂

    • Reply
      March 14, 2023 at 9:28 pm

      So glad to hear it, thank you!

  • Reply
    February 23, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Do you think you could make this dish veggie-friendly by using black beans instead of ground beef?

    • Reply
      February 25, 2023 at 6:54 pm

      Yes I bet that would be great!

  • Reply
    June 25, 2022 at 2:55 am

    Alex, this was incredible!!! So easy and fun to make. And super flavorful!! Felt full but not overly full after…thank you!!!

    • Reply
      September 6, 2022 at 12:12 am

      Any tips for someone who can’t have tomatoes? How much extra liquid should I add to make up for them?

      • Reply
        September 12, 2022 at 3:20 pm

        I think you can just omit it, and it will be just fine.

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