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Make this easy vegan taco pasta in 30 minutes or less! This recipe is vegan and oil-free but it can also be easily made gluten-free.
A while ago I added my 10-Minute Vegan Taco Meat recipe to the blog and from there I’ve come up with all sorts of recipes to include it in. The recipe I’m sharing today is a great way to incorporate my vegan taco meat recipe as well as my Taco Seasoning recipe!
For this recipe, you do not have to use my taco seasoning recipe or my vegan taco meat recipe. Using regular taco seasoning packets and vegan “beef” crumbles will work just as well.
Simple Step-By-Step for Making Vegan Taco Pasta
Making this recipe is very simple. I start off by making my vegan taco meat. I make it in the same pot as I make the pasta in. When the taco meat is done I set it aside in a bowl or plate to add back at the end.
To start on the pasta add the onion to the pan and sauté it. Next add the jalepeños and garlic and cook for a few minutes. Then add all the remaining ingredients, except for the vegan taco meat, and bring everything to a boil. Stir continuously until it has reached a boil, then cover with a lid and set the heat to low. Cook for 8 – 10 minutes.
While the pasta is simmering I like to put the vegan taco meat on a sheet pan and spread it out evenly. Then I put it in the oven at 350°F for 15 minutes to crisp up a little. You don’t have to do this, but if you want the vegan taco meat to hold its flavor, texture, and color better then I’d recommend this step.
When the pasta is done, stir it to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom. Add the vegan taco meat and stir again. The sauce will thicken as it cools so don’t worry if it’s loose and runny.
I like this recipe because it’s simple to make and it’s ready in a short amount of time. I also like that, just like tacos, you can customize this recipe by putting whatever you want on it.
I love this recipe because it’s so simple. If you have some extra taco seasoning packets sitting around in your cupboard, then you can add it along with pasta and a few other ingredients to make this delicious recipe!
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Want another pasta recipe? Check out my recipe for Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms!