Spicy Southwestern Pasta

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

This is a tasty and colorful meatless meal. It has several ingredients, but is easy to put together on the stovetop. It's quite low in fat if you use the reduced-fat forms of the dairy products. This is adapted from Cook It Light by Jeanne Jones.

Top Review by berry271

This was simple enough to put together and tasted alright, but it is probably not a recipe I will make very often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown onions and garlic in large skillet over medium heat, using a little water or a small amount of oil.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder, oregano and pepper flakes.
  3. Mix well and bring to a simmer.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered for about 15 minutes.
  5. Add green chiles, red peppers, beans and corn. Mix well and cook for 5 more minutes.
  6. Remove 1/2 cup of the mixture from the pan, mix it with the sour cream and then add this mixture back into the pan and mix well.
  7. To serve, place 1 cup of cooked pasta on each plate and top each serving with about 1 cup of the sauce.
  8. Top with 3 tablespoons of the grated cheese.
  9. I often combine the last steps and mix 2 or 3 cups of cooked pasta and the cheese right in with the sauce and serve the whole meal right out of the skillet.

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