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One-Pot Tex-Mex Pasta

A whole lot of flavor packed into just one pot

Recipe Courtesy of A Family Feast and Peapod

Nobody likes doing dishes, but everyone loves a huge mound of Tex-Mex pasta that’s loaded with avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, sweet Italian sausage, and black beans. This pasta has something for everyone in the family.


For the One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Cup onion, diced
  • 1 Fresh jalapeño, seeded, stemmed, and finely diced
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1/2 Pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 Cups dry cellentani pasta
  • 1 (16-ounce) Jar salsa, medium heat
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (11-ounce) can corn kernels, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Fresh avocado, diced
  • 2 Fresh Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 1/2 Cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 Cup fresh cilantro, chopped


For the One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta

In a 12-14 inch sauté pan or skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.

Add onion, jalapeno and Italian seasonings. Sauté for four minutes then add ground beef and Italian sausage meat.

Sauté for about six minutes or until meat has browned.

Add dry pasta, salsa, chicken broth, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, drained corn and drained beans. Stir, cover and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer covered.

Simmer covered 18-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Sprinkle avocado and Roma tomatoes over the top and then the shredded jack cheese.

Cover and let sit five minutes.

To serve, portion into bowls and top with cilantro.