Spicy Taco Pasta
By :Archana Mundhe
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Easy one pot spicy taco pasta with ground chicken, onions, jalapeños, cilantro and cheese.
Votes: 14
Rating: 4.5
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cheese, Chicken, Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
7 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1-2 jalapeños diced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 pound pasta we used pasta shells
  • 2 tablespoon taco seasoning mix love trader joe's
  • 2 and 1/2 cups salsa
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth or water or half and half
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese grated
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cheese, Chicken, Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
7 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1-2 jalapeños diced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 pound pasta we used pasta shells
  • 2 tablespoon taco seasoning mix love trader joe's
  • 2 and 1/2 cups salsa
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth or water or half and half
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese grated
Votes: 14
Rating: 4.5
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Instructions
  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute(more) mode. Once the 'hot' sign displays, add oil. Add onions and jalapeños. Sauté for 2-3 mins.
  2. Add ground chicken. Break chicken which the spatula. Add taco seasoning and mix everything together.
  3. Add salsa, 4 cups chicken broth and pasta. Mix well and with the spatula push the pasta under the liquids. Make sure most of the pasta is under liquids for the pasta to cook well.
  4. Close Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 3 mins. Note- Cook time for the pasta shells we used was 7 minutes.
  5. Quick release and open Instant Pot. Stir in the cheeses and garnish with cilantro.
11 replies
  1. jrc77
    jrc77 says:

    Was yummy, added a good dolop of sour cream on top of each bowl. We used rontini as what was in pantry , same cooking time and pasta was perfect.

  2. Ptg227
    Ptg227 says:

    Made it without japs, added a little more water/broth and cooked pasta 2 min longer but it came out great! Make sure you alternate between saute and keep warm while adding ingredients to keep pot from getting too hot.

  3. ColleenT
    ColleenT says:

    I used shells, medium size, set IP for 3 min but they were not cooked yet so I turned the IP back on and set it for another two min. Cook time on bag was a range of 8-10 min, IP time 5 min. The teens and hubby all gave it thumbs up.

  4. DarkBlade337
    DarkBlade337 says:

    Good dish but every time I make it i get the Burnt error. I deglaze the bottom with a white wine to make sure it doesnt have stuff on it before i start the presure cook.

  5. Boissineaus
    Boissineaus says:

    Changed up the ingredients a but to taste but cook time with shells was bang on. Will be doing this one again forsure.

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