mama jess bien good mexican pasta – fast and healthy!

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in blog, recipes

Every couple weeks, if not more often – I get a real craving for Mexican food. I don’t think I’m the only one, right? I try not to eat out at Mexican restaurants too much – only because I know there are so many sneaky calories in some of my favorite dishes. So in keeping with a healthy waistline, here is my VERY FAST & EASY Mexican Pasta Recipe. This is one of those go-to, last minute, “What’s for Dinner? Recipes” – and I usually have all the ingredients in stock!

mama jess bien good mexican pasta
Serves 4
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Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bag Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta Noodles – cooked and drained
  2. 1/2 pound lean ground turkey meat (sub with beef or tofu?)
  3. 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  4. 1/2 cup organic corn (frozen)
  5. 1 organic zucchini – chopped
  6. 1/2 jar Mama Jess Bien Good Pasta & Enchilada Sauce (1 1/2 cups)
  7. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese – 2%
  8. cooking spray or 1 T olive oil
toppings
  1. greek 0% fat yogurt (I promise tastes just like sour cream)
  2. sliced black olives
  3. sliced avocados
  4. sliced jalapeño peppers
  5. tortilla chips -crumbled for crunch!
  6. cilantro
Instructions
  1. cook pasta noodles, drain water.
  2. brown meat in large skillet with cooking spray or a splash of olive oil.
  3. add 1/2 cup of Bien Good Sauce.
  4. remove meat from pan – set aside while veggies cook.
  5. sauté zucchini and pinch of salt and pepper for 2 minutes (add more oil or cooking spray if needed), add corn and beans. cook through a couple minutes.
  6. add meat back to pan/veggie mixture.
  7. stir in rest of Bien Good Pasta & Enchilada Sauce (1 cup) and pasta noodles.
  8. right before serving add shredded cheese.
  9. top with your choice of toppings.
enjoy!
Notes
  1. i like it super saucy with greek yogurt and maybe even a couple tortilla chips crumbled on top too. a healthy way to satisfy your mexican food craving!
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¡buen provecho!

mamá jess