ONE POT Cheesy Enchilada Pasta

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This ONE POT cheesy enchilada pasta recipe is so simple and completely delicious. It’s done in 30 minutes from start to finish and is a family favorite!

My husband and I absolutely LOVE enchiladas. That was the first dish I made as a married couple and I’ve made them hundreds of time since. While my kids are still not so sure about them, they absolutely loved this enchilada pasta. My daughter even asked for seconds the last time I made it. I was shocked! That may have been a parenting win. I’ll take one wherever I can get it ;)

This ONE POT cheesy enchilada pasta recipe is so simple and completely delicious. It's done in 30 minutes from start to finish and is a family favorite!

This pasta is the perfect meal to make on busy weeknights, when you need something quick. It uses ingredients you probably already have in the pantry and is made using only ONE pot, just like my burrito bowls. Less dishes are always a good thing, right?!

This ONE POT cheesy enchilada pasta recipe is so simple and completely delicious. It's done in 30 minutes from start to finish and is a family favorite!

Just look at all that cheesy goodness. YUM! This pasta is great loaded up with toppings as well. I love the flavor addition of cilantro.

One Pot Enchilada Pasta

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean hamburger
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Old El Paso taco seasoning
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 2 (10-ounce) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb ziti noodles (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar or jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, cilantro, olives, green onions

Directions:

Cook the hamburger in a large skillet over medium heat until browned. Stir in the onions, green chiles and taco seasoning and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in enchilada sauce and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Then stir in the noodles and bring the heat to low. Stir and then cover. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked. Stir halfway through to prevent the noodles from sticking.

Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and 1/2 cups cheese. Then sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese on top and cover with the lid until melted.

Top with your favorite toppings.

This ONE POT cheesy enchilada pasta recipe is so simple and completely delicious. It's done in 30 minutes from start to finish and is a family favorite!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Beth posted on May 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm (#
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    I do not make enough one pot meals! What am I doing?! This is amazing! 

  2. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts posted on May 25, 2016 at 9:52 pm (#
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    This is my kind of dinner!  I love a one pot meal, and Mexican flavors are my favorite!

  3. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted on May 25, 2016 at 10:57 pm (#
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    Mexican and pasta are two of my favorites – what could be better than combining them? Looks delicious!

  4. Des @ Life's Ambrosia posted on May 26, 2016 at 3:14 am (#
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    I love easy meals like this. This looks perfect!

  5. Renee - Kudos Kitchen posted on May 26, 2016 at 9:33 am (#
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    Pasta, Mexican seasoning, ground beef, and tons of cheese!! What’s not to love. I’ll take mine with all the toppings, please :)

  6. Andi @ The Weary Chef posted on May 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm (#
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    This has everything I love! Easy, cheesy and yummy! :D

  7. Katie posted on May 27, 2016 at 10:52 pm (#
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    Pinned and going to make this next week, sounds DELISH!

  8. Brittany posted on July 25, 2017 at 6:58 pm (#
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    I know this post is from forever ago but is there really only mozzarella cheese in this dish as listed in the ingredients? It looks like cheddar so I was just curious. Thanks! 

    • Jamielyn posted on July 26, 2017 at 4:28 pm (#
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      Hi Brittany! I’m sorry for the typo, yes this is cheddar cheese! I think it would be good with cheddar, jack, or a mexican blend. :)