One Pot Taco Pasta with Pumpkin

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Healthy One Pot Taco Pasta with pumpkin puree, ground turkey, black beans, corn, avocado and wholesome pasta in less than 30 minutes, even pasta cooks in same pot. To die for delicious fast dinner you gotta try!

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 lb ground turkey*
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 2 cups corn, frozen
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 14 oz can pumpkin puree**
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups whole wheat or gluten free penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 cup (4 oz) sharp hard cheese, shredded
  • 3 avocados, diced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped


  1. Preheat large heavy bottom pot or dutch oven on medium-high heat, add avocado oil, onion and garlic. Sauté for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add taco seasoning and ground turkey; sauté for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking turkey into pieces with spatula.
  3. Add beans, corn, diced tomatoes, pumpkin puree, water, salt and pepper; stir and bring to a boil.
  4. Add pasta, cover and cook on low for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, add avocado and stir; sprinkle with cheese and green onions, cover for a few minutes to let cheese melt. Serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 3 days. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


*Substitute with another can of beans for vegetarian version. **Substitute with a can of tomato sauce if not a fan of pumpkin.

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