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One Pan Fajita Pasta

This One Pan Fajita Pasta IS just as good as it sounds! Pasta mixes with traditional fajita ingredients--tomatoes, ground beef and cheese--to make this deliciously comforting recipe, plus it's made in one pan in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fajita pasta, pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Erin


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 14 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 8 oz. gluten free pasta
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • 1 avocado


  • Add olive oil, pepper and onion to a large skillet and sauté for 3 minutes or so. Then, add the ground beef, along with the spices, and cook until the beef is *mostly* no longer pink. Next, add the grape tomatoes and cook the entire mixture for 1-2 more minutes, until beef is completely cooked and tomatoes are slightly soft.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, pasta, and water and stir everything together. Bring mixture to a simmer, then cover the skillet and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked and water has been absorbed.
  • Add cheese to the pasts and stir to combine. Serve pasta with avocado and enjoy!


*I used gluten free pasta, but ANY pasta will work. Also, if you need to increase the serving size, simply increase the amount of pasta you use (up to 1 lb. pasta without having to change any of the other ingredient measurements). 
**If you add more than 8 oz. pasta, you MAY need to add a little more water.