One Pan Enchilada Pasta Recipe

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One Pan Enchilada Pasta Recipe

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I have talked again and again how much I love making enchilada dishes – since they are so flavorful and simple to make ( shhhh we only need to know that 😉 )

I thought it would be fun if I did something a little different – I found this great recipe for enchilada pasta dish that you make in one POT! Well in my case I used a skillet — I am a skillet type a gal ( whatever that means) — but I do notice that I really like using skillets instead of tall stock pots –I think it is because I am a little shorty with short little arms.

I ended up putting olives on this dish – if you did not know – I hate olives with a passion. You know there is that food that you cannot even smell without wanting to run out of the room… Olives are that food for me — I cannot stand them at all. Now that I have ended my olive rant – lets get into the recipe 🙂

One Pan Enchilada Pasta Recipe

My favorite thing about this recipe is that instead of water you are cooking the pasta in chicken broth and enchilada sauce! The result is super flavorful pasta

You might also notice that I am not using a packet of taco seasoning – because I make my own. You can make your own taco seasoning for only pennies (every penny counts in my house) Go HERE for the recipe

One Pan Enchilada Pasta Recipe

If you do make the One Pan Enchilada Pasta Recipe make sure to comment if you try it 🙂

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One Pan Enchilada Pasta Recipe



  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup of white onion, chopped
  • 1 pound of beef
  • 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
  • 2 Cups of Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 1 Can of Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2½ Cup of Dried Rotini Pasta
  • 2 Cups of Mexican Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Garnish
  • Olives
  • Green onions


  1. In a large skillet - add a bit of olive oil - add onion cook for 5 minutes over medium heat - add garlic cook for 2 minutes
  2. Add beef and taco seasoning - cook till the meat is brown
  3. Add pasta, chicken broth, and enchilada sauce
  4. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and cover
  5. Cook for 15 minutes
  6. Check the pasta - cook for 5 - 10 more minutes uncovered
  7. Add cheese on top - cover and cook till cheese is melted
  8. Garnish and Serve
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe is adapted from Number 2 Pencil Site