Mexican Pasta Skillet

This 30-minute sizzling skillet will have your family running to the table!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
1
jar (16 oz) Muir Glen™ organic mild salsa
1
cup Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce (from 15-oz can)
1 1/2
cups water
2
cups uncooked regular or multigrain elbow macaroni
1
cup Green Giant™ frozen corn
1/2
cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in salsa, tomato sauce and water. Heat to boiling. Stir in macaroni and corn. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until macaroni is tender.
  • 3 Sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Lean ground turkey can be used instead of the ground beef, if you like.

Toss a crisp green salad with your favorite low-fat dressing and serve it with this family-style skillet meal. Fresh fruit makes a perfect dessert.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.