Quick Southwest Skillet - 3 Guiding Stars
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Add some southwestern flair to your day with this quick and easy recipe! If you have leftovers, this dish also works well as a cold pasta salad, making it an excellent option for a cookout, a picnic or even just a nice cold lunch for the office. If you like a little more heat, serve with hot sauce on the side.


  • 8 oz. whole-wheat pasta
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder, or to taste
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can unsalted whole tomatoes
  • 1 (19 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) bag frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta cooks, sauté onion, green pepper, garlic, chili powder, salt, and cumin until vegetables are tender (3-5 minutes).
  3. Stir in tomatoes, breaking slightly with spoon. Add kidney beans and corn and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until hot through (15 minutes).
  4. Toss with cooked pasta and drizzle with lime juice, to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 410; Total Fat 4g (5% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (3% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 635mg (28% DV); Total Carbohydrate 86g (31% DV); Dietary Fiber 15g (54% DV); Total Sugars 10g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 18g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 30% DV; Potassium 25% DV; Molybdenum 140% DV; Manganese 100% DV; Selenium 90% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/quick-southwest-skillet/
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