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5 from 4 votes

One Pan Beef Enchilada Pasta

Beef Enchilada Pasta is made with ground beef, enchilada sauce, seasonings, and cheddar cheese all in just one pot. It’s a family-friendly meal that’s quick and easy for busy weeknights.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Beef, Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 630kcal



  • Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant and just starting to soften.
  • Combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the ground beef and seasonings to the pan.
  • Cook, stirring often, until the ground beef is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in the pasta, beef stock or water, and enchilada sauce.
  • Raise the heat to high and bring to a boil for 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • If desired, sprinkle additional cheese on top and let it melt before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh tomato and cilantro, if desired.



Tips and Techniques for the Best Beef Enchilada Pasta

  • It is recommended to shred cheese from a block, rather than using bagged shredded cheese.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1391mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1182IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 4mg