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Cheesy Mexican Pasta Recipe

Cheesy Mexican Pasta

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Servings: 4 

Estimated Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Though something “cheesy” may set off alarm bells if you’re watching your weight, this exceptional pasta uses reduced-fat Mexican cheese for a low-fat dinner you’ll love.

Recipe Nutritional Information:

Calories per Serving: 524

Total Protein per Serving: 41 grams 

Total Carbs per Serving: 69 grams

Total Fat per Serving: 9 grams

Saturated Fat per Serving: 4 grams

Total Fiber per Serving: 9 grams

Recipe Ingredients:

¾ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, uncooked, cut into 1-inch cubes

½ tsp seasoned salt

6 cups rotini pasta, cooked al dente

1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup ready-to-serve salsa

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

4 oz reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and a medium skillet to medium-high. Add nonstick spray and chicken to skillet, mixing occasionally. Season chicken with seasoned salt and cook until done, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Add chicken to cooked pasta and stir together. Add black beans and mix thoroughly. Fold in salsa and cilantro and then add half the cheese, mixing until thoroughly combined. Spread the remaining half of the cheese over the top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes and serve.


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