One Pot Pasta - Italian or Mexican

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 30 mins

Perfect for those evenings that you're home, hungry, and in the mood to eat, but not cook. This is a great 'first meal' to teach your kids or spouse. Choose either Italian or Mexican.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the meat, onion, garlic, and sweet pepper.
  2. Add either the mushrooms or the jalepeno.
  3. Saute until the onions are translucent.
  4. Drain off fat.
  5. Add all of the remaining ingredients except cheese.
  6. Cover tightly.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Stir.
  9. Reduce heat to low and uncover.
  10. Simmer, uncovered, 25-30 mintues or until the pasta is tender.
  11. Stir occasionally, and add a little water if necessary.
  12. Serve with the cheese on the side, let everyone sprinkle their own.
  13. Yum.


Most Helpful

This was really good. I made the mexican version with chorizo and mexican stewed tomatoes. Served with cheese, more sliced jalapenos and sour cream on the side. The only change I will make next time is to use 12 oz of spiral pasta. Thanks for posting.

Berliner Goere September 08, 2009

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