One Pan Southwestern Style Pasta

One Pan Southwestern Style Pasta

 Tired of dull flavorless weeknight meals? This one pan southwestern style pasta will have you fighting your family for the leftovers.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southwestern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Kylee Cooks


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 12 oz jalapeno flavored sausage sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • 14.5oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 4oz can diced green chiles
  • 8 oz rotini pasta
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper each
  • 15oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15.25oz can sweet corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbs chopped cilantro for garnish


  • Add olive oil to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat.
  • Add onions and cook until softened.
  • Add the cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes (if using) and garlic, and cook until fragrant (about a minute).
  • Add the sliced sausages, and cook another minute.
  • Add chicken broth, half and half, tomatoes, chiles, pasta, and seasonings.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
  • Add the black beans and sweet corn and heat for a few minutes, until beans and corn are warmed through.
  • Test for seasonings, and adjust as necessary.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cover for about five minutes to allow cheese to melt.
  • Top with chopped cilantro, and serve.
  • Devour.
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