One-pot dishes have clearly taken off recently. What’s not to love about healthy meals cooked in one pot (with usually just one cutting board and one knife for prep), that are ready in a half hour from start to finish?
Not all meals need to be multi-part gourmet dinners that are composed of five dishes! This one-pot pasta is too easy – whole wheat pasta joins a pot of water with black beans, bell pepper, onion, celery, and seasonings for a protein- and fiber-packed dish that’s perfect for busy weeknights or after a workout. Kick up the spice factor by stirring in some hot sauce before serving!
Spicy One-Pot Southwestern Pasta
- 2 C water
- 8 oz whole wheat pasta, such as penne, macaroni or shells
- 1 can or 1.5 C black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
- 1/2 tbsp coriander
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dried minced garlic, or 2 cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 2 tbsp hot sauce
- Shredded cheddar, option, to serve
Place all ingredients in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, remove lid and let cook about 8-10 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed/evaporated.
Stir in the hot sauce and serve into bowls. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.