5 Ingredient Creamy Fajita Pasta

Cook Time 5 hours
Fast and Easy 5 ingredient dinner for your meal planning schedule. A Creamy Fajita Pasta that will knock your socks off.

5 Ingredient Creamy Fajita Pasta

This 5 ingredient creamy fajita pasta recipe is so delicious, and super easy to make and prep. My kids absolutely loved this different pasta recipe, and devoured more than one helping.

This recipe can be made in the slow cooker with only a couple minutes of effort. TIP: Double the ingredients, make on fresh and freeze the other one.

Why you will love this easy family dinner recipe!

  1. It’s Pasta, what’s not to love!!!
  2. Kid Friendly
  3. Quick Clean Up
  4. Low Ingredient Recipe
  5. 5 Minute Prep Time
5 ingredient Creamy Fajita Pasta
Fast and Easy 5 ingredient dinner for your meal planning schedule. A Creamy Fajita Pasta that will knock your socks off.
Cook Time 5 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
  • 2 Lbs Chicken Thighs
  • 1 bag frozen peppers and onions
  • 2 Packages fajita seasoning mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese
Day of cooking
  • 16 oz pasta noodles Cooks preference
  • 1 cup water If liquid needed when adding noodles
Freezer Prep Directions
  • Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method. 
  • Add all ingredients, except Day of Cooking ingredients, to the freezer bag. 
  • Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months. 
Slow Cooker Instructions
  • Thaw freezer bag in fridge 12-24 hours before cooking. 
  • Dump contents of the freezer bag into a slow cooker. 
  • Cook on high 4-6 hours
  • With 1 hour cook time remaining, Add 16 oz of pasta and 1 cup water if necessary, cook on high for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Stir to combine, ensure noodles cooked through, and serve.
Instant Pot Directions
  1. Dump the contents of the freezer bag into the Instant Pot, add 1/2 cup water.
  2. Set to High Pressure for 20 minutes, then allow a 10-minute natural release followed by a quick release. 
  3. Set to Saute mode, shred chicken, and stir in pasta. (Add 1 cup water if more liquid is needed)
  4. Saute until noodles are cooked through, stir, and serve. 
Dietary Adjustments
Make it Gluten Free
  • Use a gluten free pasta (My favorites are brown rice or red lentil pasta)
Make it Dairy Free
  • Replace 8 oz cream cheese with 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • OR Replace 8 oz cream cheese with a dairy free cream cheese alternative
Keyword 5 Ingredient Meal, Creamy Fajita Pasta, Creamy Pasta, Fast and Easy Dinner
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Cooking Hack for this 5 Ingredient Creamy Fajita Pasta!

An easy way to make this recipe fast and easy is to buy frozen diced peppers and onions. This will save you time on chopping as well as save your eyes from becoming a watery mess. Enjoy the convenience of frozen vegetables.

How to make a 5 ingredient Creamy Fajita Pasta Recipe!

This recipe can easily be made into a freezer meal. Write the recipe and expiration date on a gallon zip lock freezer bag. Simply add in the chicken thighs, the diced frozen peppers and onions, the package of Fajita seasoning mix, and cream cheese into the freezer bag.

Remove as much air as possible, and seal tightly. Save the pasta separate, to be added on day of cooking.

This recipe is super easy and enjoyable to make. Simply add in the ingredients to your slow cooker or crockpot, leaving out the pasta to be added in later.

The chicken thighs, peppers and onions, seasoning packet, and cream cheese will cook on high for 4 hours. After four hours, add in the pasta, stir, and cook on high for 30 additional minutes. Simple and delicious. Enjoy!


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If you liked this easy chicken fajita pasta recipe you may also like.

  1. Slow Cooker Tuscan Tortellini Soup
  2. Mexican Shredded Beef
  3. Slow Cooker General Tso Chicken
  4. Red Thai Coconut Curry
  5. Vegetarian Freezer Burritos

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!


  1. Does this recipe need any liquid?

    • Yes, I would add 1-2 cups depending on the amount of pasta being added. We are working to update this recipe

  2. Does this recipe not need any liquid?

    • Yes I would add 1-2 cups of broth depending on how much pasta you are adding. Working to update this recipe

  3. Is any water supposed to be added to the slow cooker as well? Thanks! Trying this tonight.

    • Yes, we are updating this recipe to show the correct amounts

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