In my pursuit of healthiness, I’ve been making up recipes in addition to playing with other people’s. The other day I wanted something pasta-ish, easy, and healthy, so I rummaged through my cupboards and came up with this:

This was a big hit and I’ll definitely make it again!

Easy Mexican Pasta

Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Simple pasta recipe with a Mexican flare

Ingredients

  • Easy Mexican pasta
  • 8 oz whole wheat pasta of choice (I used rotini)
  • 1 14 oz can tomato chunks
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 4-oz can chopped green chilis
  • 1-2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 C sliced olives
  • 1 cup lean meat
  • 1/2 Cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Cup shredded mozzarella

Notes

I used some lean elk sausage from my freezer for this recipe, but chicken or hamburger would work just as well. Also, you can substitute cheddar cheese or any other kind you like or have around the house if you don't have mozzarella.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 439Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 73mgSodium 729mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 6gSugar 6gProtein 31g

Nutrition data calculated and provided by Nutritionix.