All the flavors of a beef & cheese enchilada come together beautifully in this creamy, One Pot Enchilada Pasta!Jump to Recipe
One of my favorite foods growing up was my mom's Enchilada Casserole. And let's be real, I've always loved all kinds of Tex-Mex! Well this One Pot Enchilada Pasta is no exception. I mean Tex-Mex + Pasta....what could go wrong?!
Remember the first one pot skillet I did awhile back - the Easy Taco Pasta Skillet? This one is similar in that it's all cooked in one pan, is super quick and has few dishes. However, it's a little more zesty (though the heat level is customizable) and also a touch more creamy, thanks to the cream cheese! It's so good. SO good. But you know what I'll say....don't take my word for it! 😉
Ingredients Needed for One Pot Enchilada Pasta
- Ground Beef - I like to use a lean ground beef (85%+) for this recipe, but any will work!
- Small Onion
- Enchilada Sauce - I use a mild enchilada sauce, but you could also use medium or hot, depending on your heat preference!
- Pasta - I use rotini pasta, but have also tried ziti and penne, which both worked just fine!
- Ground Cumin
- Red Pepper Flakes - I love the touch of heat, but this could be skipped if you want to keep it super mild
- Cream Cheese - Use full-fat cream cheese for the best results
- Cheddar Cheese - A block of cheese or pre-shredded will work!
This is the easiest weeknight meal - here's how!
Before you begin, make sure you've got a large skillet. This makes a good-sized batch of pasta!
First off, you'll brown the ground beef and onion until cooked. Then, the enchilada sauce, water, pasta and seasonings are added and stirred together. Once the mixture comes to a boil, it will continue to cook on low for about 10 minutes, or until the pasta is soft.
Mix in the cream cheese and top with cheddar cheese. Easy, huh?!! Yep, and SO fast.
My other favorite One Pot Pastas
Easy One Pot Spaghetti turns the classic into a weeknight favorite, thanks to fewer dishes, less time and more flavor!!
One Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta has juicy steak, tender onions & peppers and a whole ‘lotta flavor!
White Chicken Enchilada Pasta is SO good! Now you've got options for beef enchilada pasta and chicken enchilada pasta!
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Katee Sandquist says
So easy & tasty! Thanks so much, Kelsey for sharing. I can't wait to try some of your other recipes. 🙂
Awwww so glad you enjoyed it!! I'm all about easy & tasty! 🙂 -Kelsey
Laurinda Darling says
Was so good love following you recipies.
This was so easy and good !!!!