Thursday, May 13, 2010

South of the Border Pasta

I got this original recipe off of, and have switched it up a bit. Also, I renamed it, I like the sound of 'South of the Border Pasta' rather than what they had it called.

South of the Border Pasta

1/2 pound whole wheat pasta
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 onion chopped
1 pepper (red, yellow, orange or green) chopped
1/2 cup sweet corn kernels
1 (15 ounce)can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes
1/4 cup salsa
Juice of one lime
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup olives
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Cook Pasta until al dente

While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook onions and pepper in oil until lightly browned. Stir in corn and heat through. Stir in black beans, tomatoes, salsa, olives, taco seasoning.

Cook until heated.

Transfer sauteed veggies and noodles into a baking dish.
Sprinkle with cheese. Cover with foil.
Bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and let cheese melt (about another 5 minutes)

We serve ours topped with green onions, avocado, sour cream and halved grape tomato.

Also, the great thing about recipes like this is that you can put anything else into it, or omit anything. I was thinking that a fajita one would be good too, with fajita seasoning and all three kinds of peppers and then onions.

(Oh, and, can someone teach me how to make my words red? I can't seem to figure it out, since I don't have that option on my blog layouts, and I don't know where to go to change it.)


  1. Whit this looks delish! I think a fajita pasta would be oh-so-yummy. Corey would highly approve.

    In answer to your question, you have to update your template. I had to do it recently when I screwed up my entire blog and had to start from scratch. When I'm in UTAH I could show you! It's kind of hard to explain over a comment.

  2. this looks yummy! No cheese for me and sad to say I can not eat a lot of foods with gluten. I have an intolerance to it. This is my new discovery. Yes, I need to eat gluten free on top of being 90% vegan. Life is good!

  3. We had this for dinner tonight :) Thanks for the recipe Whit!