This one-pan vegetarian taco pasta has all your favorite taco flavors in one dish! Spicy salsa, black beans, corn, and avocado turn your pasta night into a fiesta of flavors!

I think my family and I could eat tacos every day. There’s just something comforting about the familiar flavors of black beans, corn, salsa, and cheese. This vegetarian taco pasta takes all those delicious flavors and combines them in an easy one-pot pasta recipe!

taco pasta

How to Make Taco Pasta

Add the elbow pasta, water, salsa, black beans, corn, and spices to a large pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 8-9 minutes or until the pasta has absorbed the water.

While the pasta is still warm, stir in the cream cheese and sprinkle with freshly shredded cheese. Stir then let sit for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Once the cheese is melted, top with chopped avocado, crushed tortilla chips, and additional salsa.

taco pasta in a skillet

The Best Pasta for Taco Pasta

I recommend using a small, short noodle like macaroni or rotini. You can use gluten free pasta or chickpea pasta, if you want to keep this recipe gluten free.

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taco pasta

Vegetarian Taco Pasta

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This one-pan vegetarian taco pasta has all your favorite taco flavors in one dish! Spicy salsa, black beans, corn, and avocado turn your pasta night into a fiesta of flavors!


Ingredients

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  • 8 oz elbow pasta
  • 16 oz salsa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn (frozen or canned)
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • Additional salsa for topping

Instructions

  1. Add the elbow pasta, salsa, broth, black beans, corn, and taco seasoning to a large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue to simmer uncovered,  stirring frequently for 8-9 minutes or until the pasta has absorbed the water.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  5. Top with avocado and additional salsa before serving.

Keywords: vegetarian taco pasta

taco pasta in a skillet

Taco Pasta Side Dish Ideas

Looking for some tasty side dishes to serve with this taco pasta? Here are a few of my favorite sides!

mexican street corn salad

How to Reheat Leftovers

If you have any leftovers, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, divide into portions and microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently until heated. Alternatively, you can reheat in a skillet on the stove. You may need to add a splash of water or broth if the leftovers dry out while heating. I recommend waiting to add the avocado until you’re ready to eat. Do not heat the avocado or it can become bitter.