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One-Pan Cheesy Salsa Pasta

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  • Author: Brandie Valenzuela


One-Pan Cheesy Salsa Pasta is a Mexican-inspired dinner idea that you can make easily in 30 minutes or less — and you’ll have only one pan to clean up!


  • 1 ounces pouch Progresso Recipe Starters Fire-Roasted Tomato Cooking Sauce (9)
  • 1 ounces can chicken broth (14)
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 ounces can black beans (14, drained and rinsed)
  • 8 ounces whole grain pasta (such as macaroni)
  • 3 cups shredded cheese (12 ounces, such as cheddar, colby-jack, pepper jack, etc, divided)
  • Optional toppings: Chopped tomatoes (chopped or sliced avocado, guacamole, salsa, sliced olives, sour cream, cilantro, etc.)


  1. In a large frying pan, combine all ingredients, except for the cheese. Heat to boiling over high heat. When liquid begins to boil, reduce heat to a low simmer and cover.
  2. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until pasta is tender and nearly all liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and immediately gently stir in about 4 ounces of the shredded cheese (about 1 cup) into the hot pasta. Sprinkle remaining 8 ounces (about 2 cups) on top of the hot pasta, cover with lid until melted. Serve with optional toppings.
  3. TIP: If desired, place pan (if heat resistant to high temperatures) under broiler to brown cheese a bit (this is completely optional).


–Want it extra cheesy? Go for 16 ounces of cheese and mix half of it into the pasta and top with the other half.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 4
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