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Dinner is quick and delicious, and cleanup is easy with this one-pot One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta!

One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta - Dinner is delicious and cleanup is easy with this one-pot meal!

We developed this One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta recipe as part of our ongoing Ambassadorship with Peapod.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Our nine-year-old started 4th grade this week – I can’t believe how quickly the summer flew by! It will still take a few weeks for our daughter’s after school activities to ramp up, but we’re already thinking about ways to keep our hectic lives a little less hectic.

Easy, family-friendly meals like this One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta will make a regular appearance on our menu plan – for sure! This delicious pasta cooks up in just 35 minutes – and in just one pan, so say a big “hello” to easy kitchen clean-up!

One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta - Dinner is delicious and cleanup is easy with this one-pot meal!

This One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta recipe also makes enough so that you can pack up the leftovers for lunch the next day – another time saver for busy mornings when everyone is scrambling to get out the door.

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One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta - Dinner is delicious and cleanup is easy with this one-pot meal!

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One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta - A Family Feast

One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: one pot
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 cup onion, diced

1 fresh jalapeno, seeded, stemmed, and finely diced

1½ teaspoons Italian seasoning

1 pound ground beef

½ pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from casing

2 cups dry cellentani pasta

1 16-ounce jar medium heat salsa

1 14.5-ounce can chicken broth

1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 11-ounce can corn kernels, drained

1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 fresh avocado diced

2 fresh Roma tomatoes, diced

1 ½ cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped


In a 12-14 inch sauté pan or skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.

Add onion, jalapeno and Italian seasonings. Sauté for four minutes then add ground beef and Italian sausage meat. Sauté for about six minutes or until meat has browned.

Add dry pasta, salsa, chicken broth, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, drained corn and drained beans. Stir, cover and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer covered.

Simmer covered 18 – 20 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Sprinkle avocado and Roma tomatoes over the top and then the shredded jack cheese.

Cover and let sit five minutes.

To serve, portion into bowls and top with cilantro.

Keywords: pasta, one pot, Tex-Mex, easy meal

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One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta - Dinner is delicious and cleanup is easy with this one-pot meal!

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  • Jim wrote:

    Look good?

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jim!

  • Kelly wrote:

    Can this recipe be made in a crockpot if so how would you go about doing it

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Kelly – I suppose you could keep it warm in a slow cooker, but it takes so little time to cook, I’d suggest cooking it on the stovetop as written.

  • LL wrote:

    Made this tonight and it was great though I had to leave out the beams because my
    pan was super full. Will this freeze well???

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi LL – So glad you enjoyed the recipe. We find that pasta often gets a little mushy after freezing and thawing, so I wouldn’t recommend it.

  • Alma Beatrice wrote:

    I made this for dinner last night and the ease of making it, as well as the taste is incredibly delicious. I will make this often.

    • Martha wrote:

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe Alma!

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