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Mexican Pasta Skillet

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Mexican Pasta Skillet
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6
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Looking to shake up pasta night with a Mexican pasta recipe with ground beef? We've got just the thing. This 30-minute sizzling Mexican pasta dish will have your family running to the table, and you'll love that it's ready to serve in just half an hour!
Updated Nov 18, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
  • 1 jar (16 oz) thick 'n chunky mild salsa
  • 1 cup Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce (from 8-oz can)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked regular or multigrain elbow macaroni (about 8 oz)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (from 12-oz bag)
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (2 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium- high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2
    Stir in salsa, tomato sauce and water. Heat to boiling. Stir in macaroni and corn. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until macaroni is tender.
  • 3
    Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from heat; let stand covered 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.
  • tip 2
    Lean ground turkey can be used instead of the ground beef in this Mexican pasta recipe, if you like.
  • tip 3
    Toss a crisp green salad with your favorite reduced-fat dressing and serve it with this family-style Mexican Pasta Skillet. Fresh fruit makes a perfect dessert.

Nutrition Information

370 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 25g Protein, 53g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
650mg
27%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
5g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 2 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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