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Southwest Cheese and Pasta

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  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6
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Dinner ready in 25 minutes! Enjoy this creamy pasta packed with cheese – perfect if you love Southwest cuisine!

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups milk
1
cup green salsa (salsa verde)
1
can (15 ounces) cream-style corn
1
can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
8
ounces uncooked cavatappi pasta or elbow macaroni
1
loaf (8 oz. box) VELVEETA™ Original Cheese, cubed

Directions

  • 1 Mix all ingredients except cheese in 12-inch nonstick skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 10 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender.
  • 2 Add cheese; stir until melted.

Expert Tips

Finish off this meal with coleslaw, crusty rolls and slices of cool, refreshing watermelon.

It's easy to add some ham to part of this skillet dish for the meat lovers in your family. Remove half of the pasta and cheese from the skillet; keep warm. Stir 1 cup of cubed fully cooked ham into the remaining pasta in skillet; heat through.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
382.1
Calories from Fat
135
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Cholesterol
6.1mg
2%
Sodium
753.9mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
71.9g
24%
Dietary Fiber
6.7g
27%
Sugars
11.5g
Protein
14.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
32.40%
32%
Calcium
14.60%
15%
Iron
13.40%
13%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Skim Milk; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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