Southwestern-Style Pasta Skillet

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another zucchini recipe from MSN. Saved here for safekeeping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare macaroni as label directs but do not add salt to water; drain and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, green pepper, and onion, stirring frequently until vegetables are tender; discard any fat in skillet.
  3. Stir in zucchini, stewed tomatoes, corn, and chilies with their liquid; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cook 10 minutes to blend flavors.
  4. Stir macaroni into mixture in skillet; sprinkle with shredded cheese.


Most Helpful

I know some folks don't like when you do this - but I used this recipe as a base and enjoyed the results. I'm writing them here - so others can utilize the info - or ignore as you choose. I started with Chicken sausage, garlic, onion, Jalapeno, two cans of rotel tomatoes (drained), frozen corn (about a cup and a half), large can (6 oz) green chiles and dried green and red peppers (cause I didn't have fresh). As far as spices I used a tsp or two of the following: adobo seasoning, chipolte pepper, mesquite smoke and taco seasoning. And lastly, a dash of cayenne. Put all over the pasta and added about 3/4 C cheese at the end. I enjoyed this - hope someone gets benefit from this info.... :)

Gidget265 May 16, 2011

Very good, though no leftovers! Might go ahead and double next time. I think that it would be good with some chicken too for a milder taste (with maybe a little taco seasoning or something). Thanks :)

iewe August 10, 2008

with a few alterations to the recipe, we really enjoyed this dish, I used extra spicy chorizo and added in 2 heaping tablespoons of fresh minced garlic when sauteeing the sausage and veggies, I also added in some crushed red chili flakes, I think this would also be great with rice, thanks for sharing MsSally!

Kittencal@recipezazz February 28, 2008

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