Easy Tex-Mex Pasta


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Easy Tex-Mex Pasta

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Budget-friendly AND health-focused entrees can feel tricky to accomplish when feeding your family. This easy Tex-Mex Pasta is a one-pan meal that brings in easy, healthy switches to feel good about. Quality ingredients such as whole wheat pasta, lower-sodium ingredients, and fiber! Did we check all the boxes for your next week-night dinner!?

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 6
2 tbsp. Gustare Vita extra-virgin olive oil
1 c. yellow onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded, finely diced
1 ½ tsp. That's Smart! Italian seasoning
1 lbs. 93% lean ground beef, or ground turkey, if desired
2 c. Hy-Vee whole wheat rotini pasta, or Hy-Vee Omega-3 rotini pasta, if desired
1 (16 oz.) jar Hy-Vee medium chunky salsa
1 (14.5 oz.) can Hy-Vee 33% less sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5 oz.) can That’s Smart! diced tomatoes
2 tbsp. That’s Smart! tomato paste
2 c. That’s Smart! frozen golden corn
1 (15 oz.) can Hy-Vee no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
Cherry tomatoes, halved, for serving, if desired
Hy-Vee finely shredded Colby Jack Cheese, for serving, if desired
Avocado, diced, for serving, if desired
Fresh cilantro, finely chopped, for serving, if desired

Things To Grab

  • Large sauté pan


  1. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, jalapeño, and Italian seasoning; sauté for 2-4 minutes. Add ground beef or meat alternative. Cook until an internal temperature of 165 degrees or desired doneness.

  2. Add pasta, salsa, chicken broth, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, corn, and beans. Stir, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer for 18-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.

  3. Top with tomatoes, cheese, avocado, and/or cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition facts


400 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 880mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Protein: 26g

Daily Values

Iron 20%
Calcium 4%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 25%

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Hy-Vee Dietitians