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Slow Cooker Mexican Pasta

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All the flavors of Mexican food wrapped up in cheesy pasta… all made in the slow cooker with almost no prep? That’s Slow Cooker Mexican Pasta for you!

Try this pasta on a weeknight when you’re bored of your usual spaghetti and meatballs. Your kids will love it. You’ll love it. And you’ll all live happily ever after.

Okay, not really. But you will be happy that this was an easy and delicious meal 🙂

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Slow Cooker Mexican Pasta Ingredients

Honestly, what can be better than Mexican blend cheese, pasta shells, and taco seasoning? I absolutely love this meal and hope you do too! It’s a pretty simple one that I like to throw together when I don’t know what to make.

  • ground beef (you could sub for ground turkey or ground chicken if you prefer, but I love the taste of beef with these spices)
  • yellow onion
  • red bell pepper
  • oregano
  • chili powder
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • tomato sauce
  • Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles (if you’re not using these in your cooking, you need to. its such an easy way to add so much flavor to your dishes! Buy this big pack on Amazon and always have a few cans on hand)
  • canned corn
  • canned black beans
  • beef broth
  • Mexican style cheese
  • small pasta shells

How to Make Slow Cooker Mexican Pasta

To make this delicious pasta, you’ll want to start by cooking the ground beef in a large skillet. Remove any grease from the beef and add it to your slow cooker, along with the remaining ingredients (except for the cheese and the pasta– we’ll get to those later). Stir all of that up and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.

After your timer goes off, stir in the cheese and the dry pasta. Cook that all up for another 30 minutes, checking every 15 minutes and stirring until the pasta is tender. This could take just a few minutes or could be a little longer, depending on your slow cooker.

Once the pasta is tender and everything is smelling absolutely irresistible, serve the pasta with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Pasta

Slow cooker pasta is what I go to when I want something delicious but I don’t want to put in the actual effort to make something delicious. So these recipes are as close to magic as I’ll ever get. Try these recipes and let me know if you feel the same.

Creamy Chicken Slow Cooker Pasta

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Mexican Pasta

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: DinnerCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-5

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cook time

4-6

hour

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 1 ground beef

  • 1 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 1 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 tsp 1 oregano

  • 1 tsp 1 chili powder

  • 1 tsp 1 onion powder

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic powder

  • 16 oz 16 tomato sauce

  • 10 oz 10 can Rotel Tomatoes and Diced Green Chiles

  • 15 oz 15 can corn, drained

  • 15 oz 15 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 3/4 cup 2 3/4 beef broth

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 Mexican style cheese

  • 16 oz 16 small pasta shells

  • Toppings (optional)
  • Sour cream

  • Cheese

  • Shredded lettuce

  • Diced Tomatoes

  • Avocado

Directions

  • To a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and brown until it is cooked through. Remove any grease from the beef and add it to the slow cooker. Add in all the remaining ingredients except for the cheese and the pasta.
  • Stir well and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. After the cooking time stir in the cheese and the dry pasta. Cook on high for 30 minutes, checking every 15 minutes and stirring until the pasta is tender.
  • Serve with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy.

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