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Mexican Pasta Skillet

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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This 30-minute sizzling skillet will have your family running to the table!

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
jar (16 oz) Old El Paso™ 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.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

Lean ground turkey can be used instead of the ground beef, if you like.

Toss a crisp green salad with your favorite reduced-fat dressing and serve it with this family-style skillet meal. Fresh fruit makes a perfect dessert.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
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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