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Southwest Cheese and Pasta

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 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!
Updated Sep 9, 2016
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  • 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


  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Finish off this meal with coleslaw, crusty rolls and slices of cool, refreshing watermelon.
  • tip 2
    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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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