Friday, May 11, 2012

80--- Skillet Enchilada Pasta

I have been seeing Mexican pasta dishes everywhere lately!  And why not?  This skillet pasta takes less than 20 minutes to make and it's so tasty and versatile.  Oh yeah- and it's healthful.

Skillet Enchilada Pasta
Serves 6

1 lb whole wheat pasta, cooked to slightly less than al dente (7 -8 minutes or so)
3 cups green enchilada sauce (try my Enchilada Gravy)
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
4 oz crumbled feta cheese (optional)
Fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
6-8 tortilla chips, crushed (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
Hot sauce (optional)

In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add sliced onions and saute until fragrant, ~3 minutes.  Fold in red pepper and saute for additional 3 minutes.  Stir in corn and black beans.  Season with salt and cumin.  Pour in enchilada sauce and heat to a low boil.  Fold in cooked pasta, then reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook for ~5 minutes.  

To serve, top 1 1/2 cup pasta serving with chopped tomatoes, cilantro, feta, crushed tortilla chips, a dab of sour cream and a dash of hot sauce (all optional).


Nutrition Info per 1 serving (without additional toppings): 320 calories, 3 g fat, 12.5 g protein, 60 g carbohydrates, 11 g fiber


  1. Great pasta idea! Enchiladas: awesome. Pasta: awesome. Together: awesome! I like all the different textures and flavors. And cumin sounds so inviting to me right now. Great thinking!

  2. made this last night! it was delicious. i used quinoa pasta cause thats what i had!

    thanks for another great recipe

  3. Loved this! I'm excited for leftovers tomorrow. We used cotija cheese since we had some. Yum!