Thursday, August 27, 2009

Southwestern Pasta

Southwestern Pasta (serves 4-6)
8-12 oz cooked pasta (cavatapi, large macaroni, etc.)
1/2 lb ground beef
2 c salsa
2 t lime juice
4-6oz grated cheddar cheese (opt)
handful of chopped cilantro (opt)
  1. Cook and drain the pasta.
  2. Brown the ground beef.  Drain the excess fat.  Add in the salsa and lime juice.  Stir to heat through.
  3. Stir pasta and meat sauce together.  Top with grated cheese and cilantro if desired.  You could bake it for a few minutes to brown/crisp the cheese a bit but it's not necessary. 
  4. Serve with extra slices of lime for squeezing over the top.  Would also be very nice with avocado (esp. if you omit the cheese) and green onion. 


  1. Sounds really good. I love pasta and this recipe would make a great meal. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!:)

  2. That sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to give this a try! Thanks!

  3. Thanks guys for commenting. When I first made it years ago, I was skeptical about salsa as a pasta sauce, but it's awesome. Hope you guys enjoy it too.


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