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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: EatingWell.com, May 2020


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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

1 1/3 cups
467 calories; protein 29.1g; carbohydrates 46.8g; dietary fiber 5.4g; sugars 7.7g; fat 20.1g; saturated fat 8.2g; cholesterol 75.7mg; vitamin a iu 703.7IU; vitamin c 5.8mg; folate 43.7mcg; calcium 226.3mg; iron 4.4mg; magnesium 92.2mg; potassium 490.5mg; sodium 698.1mg.