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Southwestern Cavatappi
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Southwestern Cavatappi

30 Minutes
10 Min Prep
30 Min Cook
Healthy Living
Here's another Healthy Living recipe triumph! Cavatappi is the perfect pasta to serve with this meaty, cheesy, Southwest-style sauce.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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
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Let's Make It
1
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.
2
Stir corn and 1/2 cup cheese into meat mixture; cook 3 min. or until cheese is melted, stirring frequently.
3
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add meat mixture, lime juice and cilantro; mix lightly. Top with remaining cheese.
Kitchen 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.
Nutrition
Calories
390
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
12%
Saturated Fat 4.5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
20%
Sodium 740mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates 49g
18%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 6g
12%
Protein 27g
54%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
20%
Calcium
30%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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