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Plate with Enchilada Pasta on it and sprinkled with parsley.

One Pot Enchilada Pasta

All the flavors of a beef & cheese enchilada come together beautifully in this creamy, one pot pasta!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ¾ c diced onion
  • 2 c water
  • 1 19 oz can enchilada sauce
  • 8 oz dry rotini pasta (about 2 ¼ c)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ½ c shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet, add the ground beef & diced onion and brown until fully cooked; pour out any excess grease.
  • Add the water, enchilada sauce, pasta, cumin and red pepper flakes; stir.
  • Cook over high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low heat.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until the pasta is tender.
  • Stir in the cream cheese until completely melted.
  • Remove from the heat and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • Serve warm.
Keyword pasta, pasta skillet
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