One Skillet Meal: Mexican Pasta

I know I’ve said this before, but I love one pan meals.  I’m not a huge fan of doing dishes all the time, so one skillet meals are such an awesome solution.  I get very excited when I come across one and it turns out really well, which is exactly what happened this time!  For this meal, you will need:

  • Ground meat
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Avocado
  • Elbow noodles
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Salsa

Check out the full recipe here, or see my pin on my Yum! Board.

mexican skillet pasta


This dish was simple and super tasty.  One of the things that I found a little odd was that it calls for one cup of corn and one cup of black beans, which is less than a full can.  I followed the directions, but in the future I would just dump in the entire can and not think twice about it.

Both the husband and I loved the flavors, but he thought that it was a bit “heavy” and was more of a winter or fall meal than summer.  I mostly agree with him.  Some foods just feel “right” in a particular season, and I think this might be one of them.

I try to always follow the recipe exactly the first time I make it, as was the case with this one.  You guys, it made a TON of food.  If I had a family of four, the amount would have been perfect.  However, there are only two of us.  Next time I will half the recipe.  That said, it reheats wonderfully, so having all that extra wasn’t too bad.

I will definitely make this again.  It was simple and tasty.  I just might wait until it starts to cool down again, because the husband is right, I think this might taste better on a day with a little more crispness to the air.  I can see this becoming one of my favorite comfort dinners for a cold night.


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