High Protein Enchilada Pasta

6 Bowls483 cals

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal prep recipe, look no further! This High Protein Enchilada Pasta recipe has great macros, just enough kick, is travel friendly, and super easy to make.

We’re going to start this one by preparing our pasta with a few ingredients. To do this, take out a large pan and turn your burner on high heat.

Add into that pan 2 cups of water, 6 ounces of whole wheat pasta, 2 teaspoons of chili powder, 1 can of diced tomatoes, and 1 can of enchilada sauce.

Mix everything around and bring those ingredients to a boil.

Once boiling, bring your heat down to low-medium and continue cooking (it’ll simmer) for around 15 minutes. Keep it moving every couple of minutes!

If for some reason your pasta isn’t submerged at this step, add in a little bit more water to the recipe until it is.

After 15 minutes add in 1 can of drained & rinsed black beans, 1 can of whole kernel corn, and 2 pounds of cooked protein. I like chicken for this high protein enchilada pasta recipe but use lean ground beef, turkey, or even tuna!

Mix everything around and keep those ingredients on the heat for 3 minutes.

Stir in 1 cup of cheddar cheese until it melts, remove your high protein enchilada pasta from the heat, portion it out, and devour!

You can top it with some chopped green onions, chili sauce, other spices, or anything else you want. Let me know your favorite ways to eat this in the comments below.

Ready for a high protein dessert? How about some Low Sugar Protein Donuts!

High Protein Enchilada Pasta Recipe

High Protein Enchilada Pasta

Looking for an easy meal prep recipe? This High Protein Enchilada Pasta recipe has great macros, simple ingredients, and just enough kick!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: enchilada, healthy, pasta
Servings: 6 Bowls
Calories: 483kcal
Cost: $7.50

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  • 16 Ounces Water
  • 6 Ounces Pasta - Whole Wheat
  • 2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 14.5 Ounces Diced Tomatoes - No Salt Added
  • 10 Ounces Enchilada Sauce - Low Sodium
  • 15 Ounces Black Beans - Reduced Sodium
  • 11 Ounces Corn - No Salt Added Whole Kernel
  • 2 Pounds Chicken Breast - or Protein of Your Choice
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese - Reduced Fat


  • Take out a large stovetop pan and turn your burner on High heat
  • Add in your Water, Pasta, Chili Powder, Diced Tomatoes, and Enchilada Sauce
  • Mix everything together and bring it to a boil
  • Once it starts to boil turn your burner down to Low-Medium heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes while occasionally stirring it
  • After 15 minutes add in your Black Beans, Corn, and Chicken (or protein of your choice)
  • Mix everything around and keep those ingredients on the heat for 3 minutes
  • After 3 minutes mix in your Cheese until it’s melted



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 2898
  • Fat: 62g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Sodium: 2604mg
  • Carbs: 294g
  • Fiber: 54g
  • Sugar: 49g
  • Protein: 291g
Calories in each bowl (if you make 6):
  • Calories: 483
  • Fat: 10.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 434mg
  • Carbs: 49g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 8.1g
  • Protein: 48.5g


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 48.5g | Fat: 10.3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 434mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8.1g


  1. Veronica Sanders on September 7, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Making this one tonight, can’t wait! If anyone hasn’t tried the chicken cheesy bake recipe, do so immediately!! It is amazing!!!

  2. Youri on March 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

    This recipe is amazing! I’ll try all your other recipes as well.
    Thanks Derek!

    • Derek Howes on March 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Youri! I hope you like them!

  3. Laura on December 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I assume you do something to the chopped chicken first before putting it in with the pasta, because otherwise it’d be raw, right?

    • Derek Howes on December 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Hi Laura! Yes, you’ll want to use a cooked protein. In this recipe I just use some baked chicken that I had!

  4. Nic on November 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Just made this recipe tonight, all of your recipes are amazing thank you very much for sharing them! Your recipes help me cut down to 15% body fat along with my weight program. Can’t tell you enough how much you’ve helped me out! I’ll be buying your book for sure when it comes out.

    • Derek Howes on November 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Nic! I really appreciate that man and great job on cutting down!

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