Nourish PA: One-Pot Taco Pasta

This fun, family-friendly mash-up recipe brings a Tex-Mex twist to a classic pasta dinner, with jarred salsa, black beans and corn in place of tomato sauce. As a bonus, this comes together in one pot to help cut down on clean-up! Feel free to omit the chili powder if you prefer a less spicy dish.

One-Pot Taco Pasta

Serves 8
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
10 min 20 min 30 min


  • 1 pound dry spaghetti
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar chunky salsa
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained, or 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning, or 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Return to pot.
  2. Stir in salsa, corn, beans and taco seasoning. Cook over medium heat until fully heated through, about 5-7 minutes. Top with parsley (if using) and serve.
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