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cheesy taco skillet

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Chrissy Hackley
Vestal, NY

I have been making this for my family for a long time. We love it! It really stretches the food budget without giving up on flavor or having small servings!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Your family will have big smiles on their faces when they sit down to enjoy this cheesy taco skillet. It's all the flavor of tacos, but with pasta rather than corn taco shells. Your favorite Tex-Mex flavors in one easy family-friendly casserole. Don't like ground sausage? Substitute with ground beef as Chrissy suggests. This recipe is very forgiving.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cheesy taco skillet

  • 1/2 lb
    ground sausage, any flavor works (can use ground beef)
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 2 c
    beef broth
  • 1 1/2 c
    small pasta (wagon wheel or small shells)
  • 1 can
    corn, drained (15.25 oz)
  • 1 can
    cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (15 oz)
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes with green chilies (10 oz)
  • 1/2 c
    black olives, chopped or sliced
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • chopped tomatoes
  • avocado
  • shredded cheese
  • lettuce
  • chopped or sliced black olives

How To Make cheesy taco skillet

Test Kitchen Tips
While this sits, the cheese melts into the skillet making everything nice and cheesy. We still, though, added a bit more cheese to the top, because you can never have too much cheese.
  • Cooking ground sausage in a skillet.
    Cook sausage until done in a large deep skillet.
  • Taco seasoning, beef broth, pasta, corn, beans, olives, and tomatoes in skillet.
    Add taco seasoning, beef broth, pasta, corn, beans, olives, and tomatoes, stir well to combine. Bring to a boil.
  • Lid placed on the skillet.
    Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stirring ingredients together.
    Remove from heat. Stir well.
  • Stirring in sour cream.
    Stir in sour cream.
  • Cheese sprinkled on top.
    Top with cheese. Let stand 10 minutes. Pasta should soak up any leftover liquid in this time. Serve with any additional toppings of your choosing. Skies the limit!