30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Taco Pasta Skillet

November 13, 2017Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2017

Taco Pasta Skillet is a 30-minute one-pot meal that’s a delightful Tex-Mex entree. I used lean ground beef, diced tomatoes, green chilies, black beans, Fiesta corn, Mexican cheese blend, gluten free rotini and my Homemade Taco Seasoning. I topped the skillet with sour cream, olives, tomatoes, fresh cilantro, cheese and avocados. However, adding guacamole, pico de gallo or salsa are also great options.

I was in the mood for a Tex-Mex entree a couple of weeks ago. I love my 30-minute Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet and Mexican Chicken, Beans and Rice Skillet. But I wanted something a little different. What about pasta with Tex-Mex? I knew I wouldn’t eat it unless I used gluten free pasta, so that’s what I did. I was so happy with the results.

The pasta does not have to be cooked separately and added in later. No, this is a one-pot meal and the pasta cooks in the skillet. The toppings make it marvelous. As I stated in other posts, I love sliced avocados in just about everything. I lenjoy having a few slices on almost any Tex-Mex entree. But if you have the time, you can always make guacamole to serve with this.

The next time you need to throw together a 30-minute meal, I highly recommend this Taco Pasta Skillet. If you enjoy a little spice in your life, you’ll find this tasty dish memorable and delectable. 🙂

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

This 30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet is an easy weeknight supper that’s nutritious as well as tasty.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

This cheesy skillet dish is filled with tomatoes, Fiesta corn, black beans, bell peppers, green chilies and Taco seasoning.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

This cheesy 30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet is incredibly delicious. While I used only two tablespoons of green chilies, you can amp up the flavors of this dish by increasing this amount.

Here’s what I did.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Brown beef in skillet. Add diced onions and orange bell peppers. Saute until beef is no longer pink.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Drain any grease.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Add black beans, Fiesta corn, diced tomatoes and green chilies.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Stir ingredients to combine.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Sprinkle Homemade Taco Seasoning over top.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Add uncooked gluten free rotini pasta and vegetable or beef broth.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook about 15 minutes.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Uncover and cook another 5 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle cheese and fresh cilantro over top. 

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Cover and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until cheese melts.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Before serving, garnish Taco Pasta Skillet with sour cream, olives, tomatoes, avocados, lime and additional fresh cilantro.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Every bite of Taco Pasta Skillet is succulent and mouthwatering!

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

If you enjoy Tex-Mex entrees, this one should be on your regular menu.

Here’s the recipe.

30 MINUTE TACO PASTA SKILLET

(My own concoction)

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This fantastic 30-minute one-pan dinner is a delicious Tex-Mex version with pasta. It includes ground beef, gluten free pasta, tomatoes, chilies, corn, black beans, cheese, and taco seasoning. It's garnished with avocados, sour cream, cheese, olives, tomatoes and cilantro. Wonderful weeknight dinner.
30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SKILLET:
TOPPINGS:
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SKILLET:
TOPPINGS:
30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados
Instructions
SKILLET:
  1. Brown beef with onions, garlic and bell pepper in an extra large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add tomatoes, green chilies, black beans and corn.
  4. Stir in taco seasoning, vegetable broth and rotini.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Cover with lid and cook over low to medium heat about 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.
  7. Stir occasionally to make sure pasta is cooked adequately.
  8. Uncover lid and cook, stirring frequently another 5 minutes until broth is absorbed.
  9. Once pasta is cooked through, cover contents of skillet with cheese, then sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  10. Cover with lid again and cook until cheese is melted.
  11. Garnish with toppings of your choice.
TOPPINGS:
  1. Slice or mince toppings and add as desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Since I only used two tablespoons of green chilies, the pasta dish was only very mildly spicy. If you prefer your meals spicier, use the whole 4-ounce container of diced green chilies.

NOTE: I used Homemade Taco Seasoning.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

This tasty pasta dish is loaded with toppings that make it irresistible.

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Avocados make this dish even better!

30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados

Give this 30 Minute Taco Pasta Skillet a try the next time you need to have dinner ready in a jiffy.

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Print Recipe
Taco Pasta Skillet BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This fantastic 30-minute one-pan dinner is a delicious Tex-Mex version with pasta. It includes ground beef, gluten free pasta, tomatoes, chilies, corn, black beans, cheese, and taco seasoning. It's garnished with avocados, sour cream, cheese, olives, tomatoes and cilantro. Wonderful weeknight dinner.
30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SKILLET:
TOPPINGS:
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SKILLET:
TOPPINGS:
30-Minute Taco Pasta Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delicious #TexMex #beef entree includes #glutenfree #pasta, #beans & corn and can be made in about 30 minutes. The toppings make this dish fabulous. It's great for weeknight dinners! #avocados
Instructions
SKILLET:
  1. Brown beef with onions, garlic and bell pepper in an extra large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add tomatoes, green chilies, black beans and corn.
  4. Stir in taco seasoning, vegetable broth and rotini.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Cover with lid and cook over low to medium heat about 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.
  7. Stir occasionally to make sure pasta is cooked adequately.
  8. Uncover lid and cook, stirring frequently another 5 minutes until broth is absorbed.
  9. Once pasta is cooked through, cover contents of skillet with cheese, then sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  10. Cover with lid again and cook until cheese is melted.
  11. Garnish with toppings of your choice.
TOPPINGS:
  1. Slice or mince toppings and add as desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Since I only used two tablespoons of green chilies, the pasta dish was only very mildly spicy. If you prefer your meals spicier, use the whole 4-ounce container of diced green chilies.

NOTE: I used Homemade Taco Seasoning.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

4 Comments

  • shweta

    January 4, 2018 at 2:59 am

    lovely recipe. Use of Avacado, Sour cream and beans makes it low cal too. Will avoid cheese and it will be perfect for calorie count too:-)
    Thanks a lot for sharing. Wanna try it.

    1. Teresa

      January 4, 2018 at 8:34 am

      Yes it is! I enjoy avocados in anything so this is definitely a win-win recipe. 🙂

  • Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess

    November 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    OMGosh Teresa! This looks amazing!! I want this for my dinner!!

    1. Teresa

      November 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Hehehehe! Thanks, Kim. It did turn out quite delicious. I love Tex-Mex stuff and can never get enough. 🙂

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