This creamy and simple pasta recipe combines Southwestern flavors with ingredients like corn, black beans, tomato salsa, and bell peppers!

One-Pot Taco Pasta [Vegan]

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Serves

3

Cooking Time

20

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Ingredients

For the Pasta:

  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green chilis minced; omit for less heat
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning; see below for recipe
  • 8 ounces dry pasta of choice
  • 1 1/2 cups water/vegetable broth, plus more as needed
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato/marinara sauce
  • 2 cups cooked corn
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, or one 14-oz can
  • 3 tablespoon tahini
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the Taco seasoning (recipe from Allrecipes):

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
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Preparation

  1. In a skillet, heat some oil/water and add the onion, garlic, and green chilis. Sauté for 5 minutes, then stir in the bell pepper + taco seasoning.
  2. Once fragrant, stir in pasta, water, and tomato sauce.
  3. Cover the skillet and simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  4. Stir in corn and beans, then cover again for about 5 minutes, or until pasta is cooked through.
  5. Mix in the tahini, and season with salt + pepper to taste. Serve warm.
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