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taco pasta

Vegetarian Taco Pasta

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  • 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


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!


Units Scale
  • 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, if using can be sure to drain the liquid)
  • 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


  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 liquid.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  5. Top with avocado and additional salsa before serving.