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Barilla Enchilada Pasta

Barilla® Enchilada Pasta

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This delicious enchilada pasta recipe is a creamy pasta dish with plenty of spicy flavor. Made with Barilla® Red Lentil Spaghetti pasta, this vegetarian one-pot meal is packed with 13g of protein and fiber! Barilla® Red Lentil Spaghetti was also a 2021 People Food Awards Winner!


  • 1 8oz package Barilla® Red Lentil Pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 1 15oz can corn
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes with green chili
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese, divided


  1. In a large skillet, add the olive oil, onion and bell pepper and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the Barilla® Red Lentil pasta, water, enchilada sauce, corn, and diced tomatoes.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. 
  5. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese and ¾ cup of shredded cheese. Stir until the pasta is evenly coated.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining cheese just before serving.