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Instant Pot Taco Pasta
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Instant Pot Taco Pasta {One Pot!}

This Instant Pot Taco Pasta is a delicious and cheesy pasta recipe that's perfect for busy weeknights with all your favourite taco flavours.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 330kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh salsa
  • 2 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 1 lb dry rotini pasta
  • 1 each red, green and yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (optional)


  • Press saute button and heat olive oil for 1-2 minutes. Add onions and ground beef to Instant Pot, sauteeing for 4-5 minutes until browned.
  • Stir in taco seasoning and garlic, then add chicken broth, salsa and rotini to the Instant Pot in that order, making sure to leave the rotini sitting on the top of all the other ingredients. Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set to seal.
  • Press the pressure cook button and set to high, then cook for 3 minutes. The Instant Pot will take 10-20 minutes to come to pressure, then pressure cook for 3 minutes.
  • Do a quick release of the pressure by flicking the switch at the top with a spoon, then open lid when pressure gauge has dropped and lid opens easily.
  • Remove lid when safe to do so and stir in bell peppers. Replace lid and let sit for five minutes. After sitting for 5 minutes, stir in cheese and cilantro then serve and enjoy!



If you don’t have an Instant Pot handy, you can easily make this taco pasta on the stovetop.
Store any leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Freeze this pasta for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge then reheat.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1650IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.7mg