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Southwestern Cavatappi

Southwestern Cavatappi recipe
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I have made this several times, but today I didn't have ground beef so I used meatballs still came out just as good. My daycare kids actually like it better with the meatba...read more
posted by
Fbrandye
on 7/16/2010
time
prep:
10 min
total:
30 min
servings
total:
6 servings
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What You Need

1
lb.  extra-lean ground beef
1
jar  (16 oz.) TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa
1
 zucchini, chopped
1
tsp.  chili powder
3
cups  cavatappi pasta, uncooked
1
can  (11 oz.) no-salt-added corn, drained
1
cup  KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
1
Tbsp.  lime juice
1/4
cup  chopped cilantro

Make It

BROWN meat in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray; drain. Stir in salsa, zucchini and chili powder; simmer on low heat 10 min., stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package.

STIR corn and 1/2 cup cheese into meat mixture; cook 3 min. or until cheese is melted, stirring frequently.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add meat mixture, lime juice and cilantro; mix lightly. Top with remaining cheese.

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Kraft Kitchens Tips

Special Extra
For spicier flavor, add 1 Tbsp. mashed canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with the salsa.
Substitute
Prepare using any small shaped pasta.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with lime wedges.
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