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Southwest Cheese and Pasta

 14 Ratings
4 Comments
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

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
8
ounces process cheese product loaf, cubed

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  • 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
405
(
Calories from Fat
135),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
960mg
960%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Skim Milk; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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