Pin a Day: One Pot Wonder Southwest Pasta

Lenten season is here, which means no meat on Fridays for Mike.  I love cheese pizza and tortellini, but that does get old after a while, so I plan on trying out some new recipes this year.  For the first Friday of Lent, I tried this One Pot Wonder Southwest Pasta recipe.   I had heard about people trying the one pot pastas with great success, so I was eager to give it a shot.  This recipe was really easy, tasted great, and made tons of leftovers.  Mike loved that it only used one pot and he didn't have to clean a ton of dishes!  In my big cast iron pot, I added pasta, frozen corn, rotel tomatoes, chopped onions and peppers, taco seasoning and broth. I brought it to a boil and then let it cook for about 15 minutes.  Once I took it off the burner, I stirred in black beans and cheese and let it sit about 5 minutes.  We dished it up and enjoyed!  It was excellent.  The pasta was creamy and definitely had a kick from the rotel and taco seasoning.  I honestly didn't miss meat in this dish, but you could potentially added some chicken or ground beef as well.  I loved my first experience with a one pot wonder and look forward to trying more!