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One Pot Cheesy Mexican Pasta combines your favorite Mexican flavors with your favorite pasta! Loaded with black beans, peppers, and cheese, this meal is sure to be a hit!
- 1 pound pasta noodles (I liked shells for this recipe)
- 1 red pepper , sliced
- 1 yellow pepper , sliced
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 red onion , sliced
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 2 10 ounce cans RO*TEL with Green Chilies (do not strain)
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 can black beans , drained and rinsed (14 ounces)
- juice from 1 lime
- 1 cup colby jack cheese , shredded
- 3 green onions , chopped
In a large stock pot, add pasta, peppers, corn, red onion, taco seasoning, RO*TEL, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine, cover, and turn heat on high. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium/low (so it's simmering), stir, and cover. Cook for 12-16 minutes or until pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed - stir throughout this cook time.
Add black beans, lime juice, and cheese; stir well to combine.
Top with green onions. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Don't like one of the ingredients? That's fine - leave it out or substitute for your favorites!
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Two words: One. Pot. Over the last 2 years, one pot meals have taken the internet by storm and everyone and their mom has tried them. There are many many reasons why people love them. They are simple. They are quick. Most of the time they are inexpensive. They are delicious. Kids love them. Mom’s love them. Dad’s love them. Singles love them. Everyone loves them. I have some amazing one pot meals here on Domestic Superhero, but there are TONS out there. I have thrown together 29 to be exact, but really, there are hundreds, maybe even thousands online. I think there might even be whole cook books dedicated to one pot meals. See, everyone loves them! So, do yourself a favor…get the PERFECT One Pot Pan, and get cooking!
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One Pot Cheesy Cajun Pasta takes less than 20 minutes to make, is super flavorful and delicious, and costs less than $5 for the entire meal!
Y’all…..I have ANOTHER one pot pasta dish for you today!!! I am seriously excited about it too, because, guess what?! It’s amazing!! I’m not really sure why it took me so long to discover one pot pastas, but thank goodness I did, because they are seriously the best ever. If you are a pasta lover like myself, you need to check this recipe out. This One Pot Cheesy Cajun Pasta is vegetarian, but hey, if you are a big meat eater, add some meat! This would be great with chicken or shrimp! I will mention some tips below on adding those if you chose to do that. But really, add this to your menu plan – it’s awesome, cheap, east, fast, and best of all – delicious!
Okay, speaking of One Pot pastas, you HAVE to get yourself a skillet/pot like the one I have – it’s amazing. No longer do I have to use a HUGE pot, and then worry about washing it, nor do I have to squeeze everything into my shallow sided skillet and have the sauce bubble over – this high side skillet is seriously made for these one pot pasta dishes. The cleanup is a breeze too – you can toss it in the dishwasher, but I really prefer to hand wash because it takes 15 seconds max, and then it doesn’t cramp up my dishwasher! You need it for this One Pot Cheesy Cajun Pasta!
This One Pot Cheesy Cajun Pasta came together even faster than my normal one pot pasta, I am thinking maybe because of the milk.Anyway, IF for some reason at the very end your pasta isn’t sauce or is running a bit dry, just add a bit more milk (like 1/4 cup), and mix it in – then you can add the cheese – perfect! Also, if you like your pasta spicy, this isn’t that spicy, you can add red pepper flakes or additional Cajun seasoning. I would suggest trying it at the end before adding more Cajun seasoning, because that stuff packs a lot of salt and you don’t want it overly salty. I think if you are going for more heat, add some red pepper flakes in the beginning, that should spice it up nicely.
This recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make (crazy!), will satisfy your family, and is SO incredibly cheap to make – my recipe totaled just over $4 with tax (not counting spices, which I already had on hand), how crazy is that?!?! I mean come on, make this, you know you want to!
One Pot Cheesy Cajun Pasta takes less than 20 minutes to make, is super flavorful and delicious, and costs less than $5 for the recipe - amazing!!
- 3 garlic cloves , minced
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 1/2 red pepper , sliced
- 1/2 yellow pepper , sliced
- 1/2 orange pepper , sliced
- 1 small onion , sliced
- 2 tsp cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 8 ounces linguine
- 1 cup milk (I used 1%) + 1/4 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 green onions , chopped
In a large skillet or pot over medium/high heat, add olive oil and garlic, saute for 30 seconds. Add red, yellow, and orange peppers, along with onions; stir to combine with garlic. Sprinkle cajun seasoning and black pepper over the vegetables; saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add milk, vegetable/chicken broth, and linguine. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to simmer; cover. Stir every few minutes, and allow to cook for 12-14 minutes, or until pasta is tender and not much liquid is left. **If after this time there is no liquid left, add 1/4 cup milk, stir to combine**.
Remove from heat, add parmesan cheese and stir to incorporate. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.
If you would like to add chicken to this dish, simply chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and cook it FIRST in the skillet with the garlic and oil. Sprinkle half of the cajun seasoning over the chicken while cooking, and then add the other half of the seasoning when you add the pasta. Leave the chicken in the pot when you cook the rest - easy!
If you would like to use the whole box of pasta in this recipe, just DOUBLE everything - easy!
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I’m not going to lie, these Mexican Quinoa Bowls are amazing. I saw this recipe months ago over on Pinterest, and I knew I had to make it immediately. A few months later one of my friends sent me the recipe saying she had made it, and was currently shoveling it into her mouth. Must be good, right? I ended up making it that same week, and I was annoyed with myself for not making it sooner! It is so good. I love Mexican food, but not the calories that usually come with it. This Mexican Quinoa has a dash of cheese, which is just enough to satisfy those cheesy Mexican cravings and not add a bajillion calories. Top it with heart healthy avocado (or don’t, if you are allergic like me) and a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream. So delicious.
I still talk to people daily who haven’t tried quinoa or say they didn’t like it when they made it (usually plain). If you fall into one of these categories I urge you to try it again, with one of the recipes on my blog. Head all the way to the end of this post and you can see a compiled list of all the yummy quinoa recipes I have shared. Give one a try! Also, if you are like my family and eat tons of quinoa, I suggest buying it at a place like Costco or Sams. Costco has huge 4lb bags for $10.99 (prices may vary depending on location), which breaks down to $2.75 per pound. At normal grocery stores a 1lb box/bag is anywhere from $7-$12….this is a huge savings.
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well and drained
- 1 1/4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 can (1 1/2 cups) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (with juice)
- 3/4 cup corn
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, optional
- 1 quarter of a lime, juiced
- To serve: salsa, sour cream/Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and avocado
- 1. Add a small bit of oil to a medium-sized pot set over medium heat. Add garlic and jalapeños; cook just until fragrant (about a minute).
- 2. Add quinoa, broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 25 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked and liquid is absorbed.
- 3. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and lime juice.
- 4. Spoon into bowls and serve with desired toppings.
- Makes: 4-6 servings
- Recipe from kitchensimplicity.com
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When I saw this recipe a few months ago, I was very skeptical. I mean, I have never seen a pasta dish cooked in 1 pot, without even having to strain the pasta. However, if Martha Stewart is putting it in her magazine as an ‘amazing’ recipe, then I am going to believe that the people over there have tested it out and approved. So, I added it to my menu plan a few weeks ago and never looked back. A great thing about this recipe is that it’s likely you already have all the ingredients in your pantry and fridge. It’s also very inexpensive, doesn’t use a lot of ingredients, and it’s done in under 30 minutes, which, in my book, classifies it as a quick meal.
Like I said, I was skeptical, but as this was cooking, it was literally filling my house with a delicious aroma, and it looked so good. Not only did it look good though, it tasted ‘amazing’ , just as Martha Stewart said. By cooking the pasta in the vegetable broth, it really took on a nice flavor and it came out with a super different texture (the pasta). It wasn’t hard, yet it wasn’t mushy…it was pasta perfection. I still think it’s crazy that you just throw everything into the pot and let it do it’s thing…but it works, trust me! I have eaten a lot of pasta in my 29 years, and this was good….really good.
I’ll probably be cooking this once every couple weeks, that’s how good it was. Try this now, you won’t regret it.
Speaking of One Pot pastas, you HAVE to get yourself a skillet/pot like the one I have – it’s amazing. No longer do I have to use a HUGE pot, and then worry about washing it, nor do I have to squeeze everything into my shallow sided skillet and have the sauce bubble over – this high side skillet is seriously made for these one pot pasta dishes. The cleanup is a breeze too – you can toss it in the dishwasher, but I really prefer to hand wash because it takes 15 seconds max, and then it doesn’t cramp up my dishwasher!
- 12 ounces linguine pasta (however, I think you could just do the 16oz box and be fine)
- 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used fire roasted for a little kick)
- 1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or a lot more if you like it spicy!)
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
- 2 large sprigs basil, chopped
- 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Parmesan cheese for garnish
- Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.
- Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .
- Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with parmesan cheese.
- I ended up cooking mine for a total of around 20 minutes. I brought it to a boil, and then let it simmer until almost all the 'sauce' was soaked up into the noodles. There was a tiny bit left, which in my opinion was the perfect amount. This time is really going to depend on how low/high you have the simmer. Watch it closely.
- You can add other veggies to this as well, and probably even add meat if you don't want to leave it out. However, this dish was perfect with the above ingredients, so try it out!
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