Taco Pasta

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. 

Taco Bowl

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.

Taco Bowl with Toppings

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!

Taco Pasta
Serves 8
Gluten-free black bean pasta with a cheddar sauce, and all your favorite taco toppings!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
215 calories
14 g
30 g
14 g
9 g
7 g
115 g
249 g
2 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215
Calories from Fat 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 249mg
Total Carbohydrates 14g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 package Trader Joe's Organic Black Bean Rotini
  2. 1 container Miyoko's Kitchen Cheddar Sauce (or more if you like your pasta saucy)
  3. 1 package Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles
  4. 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  5. 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
Suggested toppings
  1. Chopped cilantro
  2. Cherry tomatoes, halved
  3. Sliced olives
  4. Chopped avocado
  5. Chopped red onion
  6. Crushed tortilla chips
  7. Taco sauce or salsa
  1. 1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, being careful not to overcook. Drain and stir in the cheddar sauce immediately.
  2. 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. 3. To serve, spoon into bowls with toppings on the side for everyone to add to their liking.
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