Instant Pot Puerto Rican Cheesy Taco Pasta Recipe

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Today you are going to learn how to make a delicious yet simple Instant pot  Cheesy Taco Pasta recipe with some favorite Puerto Rican seasoning.

Now before you go all like what is n Taco pasta?  Let me just say that this is a recipe that we have made in our home for many years.

Since purchasing my Instant Pot has become one of our favorites.

What makes this recipe unique is that be we add special ingredients that make it very flavorful. However, you can leave some of the ingredients out and just make plain taco pasta, but why would you?!?!

Back to the Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta recipe.

or Puerto Rican Chicken stew, my friends, that your family is going to love!

Before we begin to talk about this recipe, know that you don’t need to have an Instant Pot to make this cheesy taco pasta, you can use any other instant pressure cooker you have.

We use this Instant Pot, and we also have a Crock-Pot Express Crock Programmable Multi-Cooker which work about the same

Let’s begin with the ingredients, shall we?

For this recipe, you are going to need sofrito and a packet of Sazon. If you don’t have them, they are available at your local grocery store.

You can also make homemade sazon seasoning when you click this link.

You can find sofrito recipe here or purchase it!

What are the ingredients to make Cheesy Taco Pasta

Now let’s continue with the ingredients.

  • Sazon
  • Sofrito
  • ground beef
  • taco seasoning
  • chicken broth
  • mild salsa
  • small shell pasta
  • mexican-style cheese

for the toppings:

  • tomatoes
  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • cilantro

How to Make Easy Cheesy Taco Pasta

Now that you have your ingredients it is time to make this recipe. Follow the steps below and you will be enjoying this taco pasta recipe in no time.

Step 1 – Turn on your Instant Pot and hit the Sauté button.

Step 2 – Add the ground beef and brown.

Step 3 – Drain the grease.

Step 4 – Add sofrito and sazon and stir.

Step 5 – Add the next four ingredients: taco seasoning, broth, salsa and pasta shells.

Step 6 – Close the lid on the Instant Pot and set to sealing.

Step 7 – Hit the Manual button for 5 minutes.

Step 8 – Quick release when the time is up.

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Step 9 – Add the cheese!

Step 10 – Serve with toppings.

Cheesy Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Now that you know how to create Puerto Rican style Taco Pasta using an Instant Pot it is time to print the recipe.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Learn how to make a delicious yet simple Instant pot  Cheesy Taco Pasta recipe with some favorite Puerto Rican seasoning.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon of sofrito
  • 1/2 packet of Sazon
  • 1-ounce packet taco seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 8 ounces uncooked small shell pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican-style cheese
  • Optional toppings – chopped tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, cilantro


Turn the Instant Pot on to saute mode and brown the ground beef. Drain grease.
Add sofrito and sazon and stir for a few minutes.
Add the next 4 ingredients: taco seasoning, chicken broth, salsa, and pasta shells.
Close the lid on the pressure cooker and set to sealing.
Set a manual high pressure for 5 minutes and then do a quick release when the cooking time is up.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1495mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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