This comforting one-pot pasta dish has a Southwestern kick. Chili powder and pico de gallo flavor the dish, while melted Mexican cheese adds a creamy finish. Top it with your favorite fixings like scallions, cilantro and sour cream, and serve it alongside a crisp green salad for an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love. Source:, May 2020

Carolyn Casner


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef and onion; cook, stirring, until the beef is just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Add water, pico de gallo, pasta and corn. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until the pasta is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 13 to 15 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and sprinkle cheese over the mixture; stir until melted. Top each serving with scallions, cilantro, tomatoes and/or sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

467 calories; 20.1 g total fat; 8.2 g saturated fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 698 mg sodium. 491 mg potassium; 46.8 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 29.1 g protein; 704 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 44 mcg folate; 226 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 92 mg magnesium;