One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta


This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta - This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

Oh, Monday. Monday has decided to rear it’s ugly head yet again but I’m hoping I can make it a little better with this glorious pasta I have for you today. And it’s not just any kind of pasta. It’s a one-pot-skillet-kind-of-pasta, loaded with cheesy goodness, freshly made salsa, corn, beans, tomato, avocado and ground turkey. And it comes together in less than 30 minutes, perfect for those busy weeknights!

Here’s how it comes together:

We’ll start off with some ground turkey, but feel free to use ground beef or ground chicken depending on your preference.

One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta - This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

Then we’ll stir in some tomato sauce and fresh made salsa.

One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta - This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

Once that heats through, go ahead and toss in some corn, beans and tomatoes. You can add in your favorite veggies too – it’s completely customizable!

One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta - This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

Let that come together and give it a good stir.

One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta - This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

Next comes the good stuff – cheese, cheese and some more cheese. I added Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar but I would love to try this again with jalapeno Monterey Jack next time!

One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta - This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

That’s it! How easy was that?

One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta - This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

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One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta

This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups uncooked elbows pasta
  • 2 cups salsa, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in pasta, salsa, chicken broth and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-16 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato, corn and black beans, and gently toss to combine. Stir in cheese until melted through, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, topped with avocado and cilantro.

Adapted from Julie’s Eats & Treats.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Calphalon Williams-Sonoma. All opinions expressed are my own.