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Plate of red lentil spiral pasta, topped with black beans, tomatoes, cheese, and green onions.
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One-Skillet Enchilada Pasta

A quick and easy one-skillet meal for busy weeknights! This enchilada pasta uses the new red lentil pasta from Barilla, so it's a good source of protein and loaded with flavor. It's a dish the whole family will enjoy! Gluten-free + vegetarian + less than 30 minutes + minimal, simple ingredients.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: enchilada pasta, one-skillet pasta
Servings: 6


  • 1 box Barilla Red Lentil Rotini
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 small onion or 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen yellow corn
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups red enchilada sauce store-bought or homemade*
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • ½ cup shredded regular or dairy-free Mexican cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: sliced jalapeños cherry tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, regular or dairy-free sour cream


  • In a large skillet, add oil, garlic, onion and red bell pepper. Sauté for 5-6 minutes. Season with a little salt and add taco seasoning. Sauté for 1 minute more.
  • Add dry pasta, tomatoes, enchilada sauce and broth to the skillet.
  • Heat the skillet to a boil. Once boiling, lower the temperature to medium and add in the black beans, corn and taco seasoning.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for about 15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked to an al dente texture. Stir occasionally.
  • Top with cheese and add in any additional toppings. Serve immediately.


*If you want to make a homemade enchilada sauce you can use the recipe from my enchilada bake.


Serving: 1/6 recipe | Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 934mg | Potassium: 1200mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 8g