This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in one skillet in 30 minutes or less – perfect for a busy weeknight!
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.
Then we’ll stir in some tomato sauce and fresh made salsa.
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!
Let that come together and give it a good stir.
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!
That’s it! How easy was that?
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This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in one skillet in 30 minutes or less - perfect for a busy weeknight meal!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 cups salsa, homemade or store-bought
- 2 cups cooked elbows pasta
- 1 Roma tomato, diced
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 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
- 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.
- Stir in tomato sauce and salsa until well combined. Add pasta, tomato, corn and black beans, and gently toss to combine.
- Stir in cheese until melted through, about 1-2 minutes.
- Serve immediately, topped with avocado and cilantro.
Adapted from Julie's Eats & Treats