Quick & Easy 30 Minute Taco Pasta Skillet

Don’t stress this holiday season! Whip up this quick & easy 30 Minute Taco Pasta Skillet for dinner. All your favorite Mexican flavors mixed with rotisserie chicken, tomatoes and pasta. And it’s made in just one pan for easy cleanup too!

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Did you know there were only 50 days until Christmas? This is my favorite time of year but also my busiest too. There are goodies to bake, Christmas chopping to start (yes, I’m one that gets a head start but it never seems to help as I’m still finishing up at the last minute), parties to hold and attend and, of course, keeping up with some great recipes for y’all to make to help make your seasons brighter.

30 Minute Taco Pasta Skillet ready for cheese | 2 Cookin Mamas

So that’s why I’m bringing you an easy dinner dish, much like our Chicken & Tortellini Skillet and Seafood Stew, that can be on your table in 30 minutes. There’s not much fuss to it at all! It starts with a rotisserie chicken and uses easily found canned and packaged items. And, even better, it’s got all your favorite Mexican flavors and a touch of Italian with some fun spiral pasta. Bonus, it tastes great the night you make it and for next day’s hot lunches too.

30 Minute Taco Pasta Skillet spoonful | 2 Cookin Mamas

Check out how easy this Mexican Taco Pasta is to make!

Start with a large skillet, saute onions and peppers then add garlic, taco seasoning, Rotel tomatoes and green chiles, pasta, black beans, chicken broth and milk.

30 Minute Taco Pasta Skillet ingredients | 2 Cookin Mamas

Simmer for about 15 minutes then top with cheese, throw under the broiler to brown and voila – dinner in one pan in around 30 minutes!

30 Minute Taco Pasta Skillet toasty cheese | 2 Cookin Mamas

I love to serve it with a side of fresh sliced avocado, ’cause avocado is good with everything! You can also top it with sour cream and fresh salsa too.

30 Minute Taco Pasta Skillet served | 2 Cookin Mamas

Just look at that bite of deliciousness!

30 Minute Taco Pasta Skillet bite | 2 Cookin Mamas

So make your holiday season a little less stressful with this quick, easy and satisfying tasty dinner. Enjoy!

5 from 2 votes
30 MINUTE TACO PASTA SKILLET
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Don't stress this holiday season! Whip up this easy 30 minute Taco Pasta for dinner. All your favorite Mexican flavors mixed with pasta & made in one pan!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: 30 Minute Dinner, chicken, dinner, mexican, pasta, taco
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 582 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 4 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil (more if needed)
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cups bell peppers, yellow, red and/or orange, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 10 oz Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 4 oz can green chiles
  • 8 oz Rotini or our favorite pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15.5 oz black beans, rinsed & drained (optional)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Directions
  1. Shred the rotisserie chicken and toss with half of the taco seasoning. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat.
  3. Add onions and peppers, tossed with remaining taco seasoning, and cook until vegetables are slightly charred. If the pan gets too dry, add remaining olive oil.
  4. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in seasoned chicken and heat for 2 minutes. Remove contents to bowl.
  6. To the skillet, add chicken broth, milk that has been combined with cornstarch, diced tomatoes and green chilies, additional green chiles, dry pasta and salt. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked to your liking.
  8. Add back in the chicken and vegetables and stir.
  9. Turn broiler on.
  10. Top taco pasta with shredded cheese and place under broiler until cheese has melted and is nice and brown.
  11. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
30 MINUTE TACO PASTA SKILLET
Amount Per Serving
Calories 582 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 883mg 37%
Potassium 911mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 7g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 41.5%
Vitamin C 103%
Calcium 24%
Iron 24.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenn
    08/17/2018 at 10:39 am

    The flavors here are total perfection! Such a filling and comforting dish for dinner!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/19/2018 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks Jenn! It’s a great way to get that taco and pasta craving satisfied in one dish.

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    08/17/2018 at 10:48 am

    What can’t a rotisserie chicken do? Love that shortcut and it works great here.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/19/2018 at 3:50 pm

      I think a rotisserie chicken can do anything! lol

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