Instant pot cheesy taco pasta is packed full of zesty taco flavor, ground beef, fun shell-shaped pasta, and topped with melted cheese! Make this Instant Pot pasta recipe tonight!
Two reasons to love cooking pasta in your instant pot
- Making pasta in the instant pot means you only dirty one pot – the pasta, sauce, and meat all cook in the same pot!
- The cook time for the pasta is cut in half. Sure, it still has to come to pressure – but you would be waiting for that water to boil anyway. It really does save a little bit of time and on busy nights, I will take any extra time I can get.
Ingredients in Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
(full recipe is below)
Variations of instant pot taco pasta
No cheese, no problem: If you are dairy-free, feel free to omit the cheese. This recipe for instant pot taco pasta is still packed with flavor without the cheese.
Meat options: This recipe can be adapted to use whatever you have on hand. Ground turkey will work perfectly because the taco seasoning does a great job of making either meat taste great. You can also substitute chicken. Simply dice the chicken up into small pieces and brown as you would the ground beef, just add a bit of oil to the pan first.
You may also like: taco stuffed shells
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 753 Total Fat 41g Saturated Fat 19g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 16g Cholesterol 162mg Sodium 1577mg Carbohydrates 39g Fiber 4g Sugar 4g Protein 52g