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bowl of Mexican pasta with corn, black beans and cheese
One Pot Mexican Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

One Pot Mexican Pasta is an easy recipe for a busy weeknight dinner that cooks injust minutes in one pot, andis bursting with corn, black beans, pasta and cheesiness!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 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
  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.)!

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Mexican Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 826mg36%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1311IU26%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.