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{One Pot Wonder} 15 Minute Taco Pasta

Some days I seriously don’t think I’d survive without my quick one pot meals. Seriously. With everything life throws at me some days having these quick and easy meals the whole family can get behind is my saving grace. It may not be actual tacos, but it tastes just as good without all the chopping, dicing, etc.

Give it a try and this recipe for 15 Minute Taco Pasta will soon be just as stained and well-worn as some of the other quick and easy family favorites in your recipe binder.

15 Minute Taco Pasta shown served in shallow white bowls with the main skillet in the background

Over the years we’ve come up with some real one-pot winners too. There’s Cajun Chicken Alfredo, Balsamic Chicken & Veggies, and even Dirty Rice.

They’ve all got one thing in common– great flavors combined in one pot and able to go from the pot to the table in under 30 minutes.

Which is huge when you’re busy and under the gun to get dinner done before the bedtime routine starts.

a close up of 15 Minute Taco Pasta wrapped around the tines of a silver fork

This dish is no different. We’ve loaded a pot with all the Tex Mex flavors that we adore in our tacos, but with a few changes for quick one shop pot shopping.

Did you ever think a family dinner could be so easy?

I know just a few years ago I didn’t, but all the kids happy with full bellies and only one pot for me to clean up afterwards? That sounds like a darn miracle to me.

15 Minute Taco Pasta shown served in a white bowl with a silver fork, & garnished with thinly sliced green onions

Fettucine pasta noodles and seasoned ground beef are smothered in a yummy spiced taco sauce and studded with black beans, corn kernels, sweet bell peppers, green chiles, and diced tomatoes and topped with fresh sliced green onions.

It’s a bowl full of bold South-western flavors all cooked up in one single pot for a fun family meal with this 15 minute taco pasta.

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one pot taco pasta in a white bowl with a silver fork resting on the side

{One Pot Wonder} 15 Minute Taco Pasta

This taco pasta's a bowl full of bold South-western flavors all cooked up in one single pot for a fun family meal.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dinner, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 781kcal


  • 12 oz fettuccine noodles
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 5 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 large red or orange pepper diced
  • 10 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 3/4-1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef cooked and drained
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • fresh chopped cilantro, or thinly sliced green onions, to garnish (optional)


  • Break the fettucine noodles in half. Place the noodles, diced tomatoes, green chilies, onion, bell pepper, black beans, frozen corn, taco seasoning, taco sauce, and the ground beef into a Dutch oven or other large soup pot. Add the ground beef and stir the ingredients in the pot to evenly incorporate.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and immediately turn the heat down to simmer over medium-heat. Let the mixture simmer for 15-minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the pasta is tender with no lid.
  • Serve the pasta topped with fresh cilantro and/or sliced green onions.


recipe adapted from Gal On A Mission


Calories: 781kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1832mg | Potassium: 1138mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1601IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 7mg
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  1. You got me there! A unique fabulous recipe! Love love love it! I love pasta or noodles and a big fan of tex mex and can easily see myself eating this minus the beef.
    Thanks for sharing at FF!

    1. This recipe is easily adaptable to a meatless meal, or if you just wanted a different meat shredded chicken or ground turkey would also work well in place of the beef. Thanks for stopping by Sonal!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi im Lucy from Cheshire in England i made this dish and found it delishious froze some and took it to work for my meal breaks the smell drew good comments in canteen. I have made it sinsce but do veggie version with cauliflower( neede use it up) lovely recipes just sad himself is no longer with