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{One Skillet} Taco Pasta with Vegetables

A delicious and easy pasta dish with all the flavors of a taco made all in one pan. Perfect for weeknights and hiding in extra veggies.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican dinner easy, one pan weeknight dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 606 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup corn kernels frozen or canned
  • 1 red bell pepper cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium zucchini diced
  • 2 cups baby spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup tomato sauce or salsa
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2-1/2 cups medium dried pasta shells I used gluten free rotini
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-jack or cheddar cheese

Additional Toppings (optional):

  • diced avocado
  • green onions
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • black olives
  • sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat, for 1 or 2 minutes until fragrant. Add bell pepper and cook for another minute. Add ground meat to skillet and cook until brown, about 4-5 minutes, breaking up the meat as it cooks, Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add entire can of crushed tomatoes (undrained), tomato sauce, dried pasta, seasonings, corn, black beans, jalapeno and chicken broth.
  3. Bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low.
  4. Cook for 12 minutes, stirring gently every few minutes so the pasta doesn't stick.
  5. Stir in chopped spinach and zucchini then replace lid and allow to cook for an additional 2 minutes until pasta is tender. Season additionally with salt and pepper, as needed.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in one cup of cheese. Replace lid to let cheese melt.
  7. Once the cheese has melted, sprinkle with more cheese, cilantro, diced avocados, cilantro, sour cream or any other toppings of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
{One Skillet} Taco Pasta with Vegetables
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe with turkey))
Calories 606 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 962mg40%
Potassium 1224mg35%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 3785IU76%
Vitamin C 63.2mg77%
Calcium 481mg48%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.