One Pot Black Bean Enchilada Pasta is an easy vegetarian one dish recipe you can make for lunch or dinner. My kids love it, so I’m sure your family will be all over it, too! It’s ready in under 30 minutes and full of healthy ingredients.
Watch the One Pot Black Bean Enchilada Pasta recipe video here:
With two kids and an almost-summer garden to tend to, I’m loving one pot meals more than ever.
Seriously, whoever invented one pot pasta, I want to hug you. You’re making my life SO much easier.
If you follow me on Instagram and enjoy watching my rambling stories, you know that I frequently make this One Pot Pea and Corn Pasta. Honestly, it’s one of my absolute go-to recipes when time is tight, and by time I usually mean nerves.
Since it’s Cinco de Mayo tomorrow and all, I’ve been in the mood for Mexican flavors.
See my One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls (told you I’m loving on the one dish recipes lately) from last week.
I’ve been making a lot of pasta with chicken, so I wanted to switch things up a bit here. This is an easy dinner recipe that’s vegetarian and absolutely budget-friendly, though you can certainly add shredded chicken if you feel like it.
Fun fact: I have actually never made real enchiladas before. Should I? Is it worth it? I only know them from our fave Mexican restaurant, and I always feel like I’ll be disappointed if I try to make them myself, since theirs are so good.
One Pot Enchilada Pasta is something I’m totally comfortable making though, because I do have a lot of cooking experience in the one pot pasta department. I’m just stating this again, in case it wasn’t blatantly obvious already.
Now I usually write about a few things to pay attention to in my recipes, but honestly? This one is so dramatically easy, the only thing you’ll have to watch is your kids trying to sneak beans and corn out of the boiling pot.
I wish I was joking, but this is a regular occurrence in my house.
The dish comes together in about 30 minutes, if you’re a fast chopper it might be even less.
Clean up is basically nothing (OK, the one pot and a knife/chopping board), so you’ll have an extra 10 minutes of TV time tonight – you’re welcome!
Get the printable recipe for this One Pot Black Bean Enchilada Pasta here:
One Pot Black Bean Enchilada Pasta
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- 4 cups small pasta shapes
- 1 can black beans
- 1 yellow pepper diced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 cup sweet corn
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup enchilada sauce
- 1-2 tbsp taco seasoning
- 4 cups water or broth
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar plus extra to top (optional)
- cilantro, cherry tomatoes, lime wedges to serve (optional)
- Place all ingredients except for the cheese and garnishes in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and simmer until pasta is done, about 15 minutes.
- Stir in cheese, add more on top if you like. Serve with cilantro, diced tomatoes and lime wedges.
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One Pot Sausage and Asparagus Pesto Pasta by Bake.Eat.Repeat.
30 Minute Chicken Marsala by My Kitchen Craze
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