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One Pot Mexicali Bowtie Pasta, an easy recipe for a busy weeknight dinner that cooks in just minutes in one pot, and is bursting with corn, black beans, pasta and cheesiness! Bowtie pasta cooks together in one pot, with salsa, butter, chili powder and cumin that becomes a light flavorful sauce, for a pasta dinner with a Mexican flair! #pasta #onepot #onepotrecipe #easydinner #easyrecipe #Mexican #cheese #blackbeans #familyfavorite #swirlsofflavor
One Pot Mexicali Bowtie Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

One Pot Mexicali Bowtie Pasta, an easy recipe for a busy weeknight dinner that cooks in just minutes in one pot, and is bursting with corn, black beans, pasta and cheesiness! Bowtie pasta cooks together in one pot,with salsa, butter, chili powder and cumin that becomes a light flavorful sauce, for a pasta dinner with a Mexican flair!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Gwynn Galvin
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces uncooked bowtie pasta
  • 1 jar (16 oz) salsa
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (10.5 oz. can) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 8.5 oz. can corn kernels, drained
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 2 tsp. chili powder**
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup shredded 4 cheese Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 scallion, sliced
Instructions
  1. In pot with deep sides, preferably a non-stick pot,  combine pasta, salsa, water, beans, corn, butter, chili powder, cumin and kosher salt.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Boil 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente and a brothy sauce has formed, stirring occasionally.
  4. Top with shredded cheese and sliced scallion.
Recipe Notes

Makes 4 servings, about 6 cups.

** Want a bit more of a spice kick? Just increase chili powder to 1 Tbsp. (3 tsp.)!