Cream Cheese Black Bean Pasta

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Experiment! Turned out pretty thick but good. There is probably a smarter way to make this, like making the sauce separate, but I'm a big fan of one dish meals. Also thought of adding a can of chopped green chilies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta as directed.
  2. Meanwhile cook smoked sausage or chicken on medium high heat with garlic in a large skillet.
  3. Once cooked through, add cream cheese and chicken stock.
  4. Turn heat to medium and continue to stir until cream cheese is mixed (takes a little while).
  5. Add milk (can add more if you want) to thin the sauce some.
  6. Add the black beans and cheese, continue to stir until heated through and cheese is melted.
  7. Add the drained pasta and mix.
Most Helpful

This was okay. I guess I technically made a variation of it. We didn't have black beans on hand so I skipped them and added a bag of frozen peas. It needed a veg anyway to really be a one pot dish, even though it actually uses 2 pots because of the pasta. I skipped the broth and just added the milk and we didn't find the sauce to be too thick. Used a parmesan seasoning blend (rosemary-garlic). I think those are the only changes I made. Like I said it was okay, nothing spectacular, but very quick and easy to put together, and not a ton of dishes afterward, so that was nice.

berry271 May 06, 2013