During a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I discovered a new product – Organic Black Bean Rotini and got so excited to try a gluten-free pasta option using my favorite bean. During the same week, a shipment from Miyoko’s Kitchen arrived, including their Cheddar Sauce and this Taco Pasta recipe was born! Many of my recipes are created this way, inspired by a new product that I want to try. I get in the kitchen and just start playing around.
I invited Beyond Meat to the party with their Beefy Crumbles for my Fiesta Beef recipe. The dish came together quickly and easily. It is a great homemade-ish meal, (my busy person’s answer to getting a home cooked meal on the table in 30 minutes or less). The pasta has a sweetness to it that I wasn’t expecting, and the texture is a bit different than regular pasta. It is definitely a fun pasta alternative worth giving a try.
I served the meal just like I would on Taco Tuesday, spooning the pasta into bowls and setting the toppings out for everyone to add to their liking. It made dinner time even more fun, and super interactive just how I like it. These family-style meals are a great way to feed my omnivorous family and exactly what I recommend in my Mom on a Mission series.
I look forward to hearing what you think of this recipe!
- 1 package Trader Joe's Organic Black Bean Rotini
- 1 container Miyoko's Kitchen Cheddar Sauce (or more if you like your pasta saucy)
- 1 package Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
- Chopped cilantro
- Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Sliced olives
- Chopped avocado
- Chopped red onion
- Crushed tortilla chips
- Taco sauce or salsa
- 1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, being careful not to overcook. Drain and stir in the cheddar sauce immediately.
- 2. Meanwhile, cook the onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until golden brown. Stir in the Beyond Meat and seasoning. Cook 5-7 minutes until heated all the way through. Mix into the drained pasta with the cheddar sauce.
- 3. To serve, spoon into bowls with toppings on the side for everyone to add to their liking.
Try my Taco Pasta and let me know what you think! For more vegan family recipes, download a copy of my free cookbook-let here.