Spicy One-Pot Southwestern Pasta

30 Mar

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?

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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

Serves 4

  • 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.


9 Responses to “Spicy One-Pot Southwestern Pasta”

  1. Onisha Ellis March 30, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    Sounds delicious.

  2. Jessica Fishman Levinson March 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

    Such a great idea for pasta! Love this spicy spin on a classic!

  3. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness March 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

    Mmmmm this looks like the ultimate comfort food!!! My hubs would love it!

  4. Abbey Sharp March 30, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

    Looks like the perfect comfort dish, and I love anything spicy!!

  5. Chrissy Carroll March 31, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    This looks so good! I’m all about one pot dishes lately – less for me to clean up 😉

  6. Agness of Run Agness Run April 12, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    I could eat pasta every day, especially when running! I love your recipe, Tina!

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