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    Southwestern Pasta -- Practically Fat Free

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    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    Mirj's Note:

    Pasta, salsa, chiles, black beans, it's a great combination. No added fats, and if you are food combining, it's a great carb meal if you use whole wheat pasta.

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    1. 1
      In large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to boil.
    2. 2
      When the water boils, add the salt and pasta, stirring to prevent sticking.
    3. 3
      Cook until al dente, stirring occasionally, about 11 minutes.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile in medium saucepan, combine salsa, chilies, and black beans.
    5. 5
      Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture simmers but does not boil.
    6. 6
      Continue to simmer over very low heat.
    7. 7
      Scoop out half cup pasta water and reserve.
    8. 8
      Drain pasta and transfer to serving bowl.
    9. 9
      Add salsa-bean mixture and toss to coat.
    10. 10
      Add green onion, toss to mix.
    11. 11
      If it seems dry, add some of the reserved pasta water.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 17, 2004


      Excellent vegetarian meal. The chilies add just the right amount of spice. I would imagine chicken would be an easy addition as well.

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    • on May 15, 2003


      This recipe was quite good and very easy!!

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    • on September 07, 2007


      This was pretty good, but I agree with one of the previous posters - I think it needs some chicken or something. It just felt like something was missing. It was super easy though! I brought some for lunch today and I think I will eat it cold, I have a feeling I will like it better that way. I used medium salsa, and next time I think I will use mild. A little too much spice for me. I also added some fat free shredded cheddar on top, it was a nice addition. Overall, this is as simple and tasty pasta dish that can be thrown together in a flash.

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    Nutritional Facts for Southwestern Pasta -- Practically Fat Free

    Serving Size: 1 (251 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 481.4
    Calories from Fat 23
    Total Fat 2.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1250.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 102.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 18.9 g
    Sugars 2.6 g
    Protein 15.5 g

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