One-pot taco pasta

Made with pasta, ground beef, tomatoes, black beans and brown rice pasta, this dinner is a simple and healthy meal for the family. It just so happens to be gluten free and dairy free too!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 12 ounces Rotini 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1-1 ounce package taco seasoning 
  • 2 1/2 cups water 
  • 1 cup mild salsa 
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed 
  • 1 cup canned corn 
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced 
  • 1 avocado 
  • ⅓ cup cilantro lime juice


  1. Heat a large pot or dutch oven with olive oil over high heat. When hot, add the onion, garlic and beef to brown it, breaking up the meet for about 3 minutes until completely browned. Add the packet of taco seasoning and ½ cup water and stir well. Add the rest of the water, mild salsa and rotini and stir. Place the lid on and cook , about 15 minutes. 
  2. Once the pasta is cooked to al dente, Add the black beans, corn, cherry tomatoes and avocado. Squeeze lime juice on top and top with cilantro if desired. 
  3. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.