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Slow Cooker Taco Pasta

This is a fabulous comfort food dish that takes very little time to prepare.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Taco Pasta
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 lb of lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 1/2 cup of diced sweet peppers
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 10 ounce can of Ro-tels I use the lime and cilantro
  • 1 15.25 ounce can of corn drained
  • 1 15 ounce can of black beans drained
  • 1 16 ounce jar of mild salsa verde or your favorite salsa
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 2 cups of Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 pound of rotini pasta
  • 1 cup of chicken broth


  • Place ground beef or turkey, taco seasoning packet, onion, and sweet peppers in a skillet. Cook over medium heat until done. Drain any grease off of meat. Add meat mixture along with ro-tels, corn, black beans, salsa verde, and cream cheese to your slow cooker. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6.
  • Add chicken broth and pasta to slow cooker, stir and cook for another 10-20 minutes on high until pasta is done. Watch your pasta, all slow cookers heat at different levels. It could cook faster or slower than mine. Mine normally takes a full 20 minutes on high. Once done, stir in cheese and let melt.
  • Top with your favorite toppings like sour cream, cilantro, and guacamole.