This One Pot Taco Pasta is naturally vegan, gluten free. With salsa and black beans, plus many optional additions, it is a protein rich lunch or dinner, packed with mouthwatering flavors and a winning combination for everyone.
One pot meals are magic to me. I’m always in. It’s seriously the best thing for a quick dinner, lunches, or easy weeknight meals.
I make many of my and your favorite recipes in a single pot. No hassle, no juggling of many pans or pots. Just like in my One Pot Pad Thai Noodles.
Today’s new addition is a One Pot Taco Pasta. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. I got a big soft spot for – so much I even I ate these 4 times last week.
That means something, don’t you think?
You know that there are things you try and immediately blow you away. And voila, you have the one big thing that you make over and over again.
Believe me my One Pot Taco Pasta is definitely one of these. It’s hearty, satisfying, perfectly spiced, protein rich, made in one pot, addictive, super easy with really simple ingredients, mouthwatering, and lip smacking good.
If you are trying to find out how to make taco pasta, you will find a lot of recipes. However, those are the classic recipes.
A classic taco pasta version often has ground beef, cheddar, sour creme, and the like on the ingredients list.
Obviously, such a version is not diary free or plant based. And we need another option without these ingredients, but with all the taste.
How to make One Pot Taco Pasta
It couldn’t be any easier as with my recipe, guys. Have fun and enjoy!
We start with heating a bit of oil (or vegetable broth for oil-free cooking) and fry the garlic and optional onions and bell pepper for around 4 minutes.
Now it is time to add beans, corn, taco seasoning, optional chili powder, cooked pasta, and salsa. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 7 minutes more.
And you are done. Divide onto plates or bowls and enjoy.
This makes an fantastic and incredibly easy dinner, lunch or work dish for everyone.
I ate this 4 times as I mentioned before. I served it to friends as well and everyone loved this. No one missed the meat or cheese.
This is one dish you can serve everyone, no matter plant based or not.
Also it’s a great start if you wanna involve more veggies in your dinner rotation and cut out a bit of meat. Because it’s super easy and you don’t need any advanced cooking skills.
Note: If you sensitive to heat, don’t use the optional chili powder or scale down. I would say start with 1/2 tsp and adjust from there.
You can use any taco seasoning from your favorite store or try my homemade version.
Then you know precisely what goes in taco seasoning. How to make taco seasoning is no secret. Just combine cumin, chili powder, and paprika spice mix and you are ready.
I’m pretty sure all you guys are planning some picnics, beach tours, or potlucks this summer. This One Pot Taco Pasta is an awesome addition to have on all your adventures.
How to make Salsa
I used a store bought salsa from a local store which was made without any preservatives, but you can also use your favorite homemade recipe.
Making Salsa is super easy. You need some fresh tomatoes, chop them and add a bit minced garlic and onion. Freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice does the trick. Combine everything in a bowl.
For a a it more hotness add a jalapeño, or chili.
Put the salsa in a bowl garnish with cilantro.
See you, Florian.
- 5 cups cooked pasta (I used gluten free)
- 3 cups salsa
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbs taco seasoning (try my version from the Vegetarian Fajita Pasta)
- 1 15 oz can black beans, drained
- 1 cup corn
- salt, pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped bell pepper
- 4 tsp chili powder
- Heat a bit of oil (or vegetable broth for oil-free cooking) in a pot and fry the garlic and optional onions and bell pepper for around 4 minutes.
- Add beans, corn, taco seasoning, optional chili powder, cooked pasta, and salsa. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 7 minutes more.
- Divide onto plates or bowls and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 1.56gSaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0.25gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1049mgCarbohydrates: 53.6gFiber: 9.1gSugar: 5.2gProtein: 12.7g