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Easy Tex-Mex Pasta Dinner

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Country Pasta, Weeknight Dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 318kcal
This Easy Tex-Mex Pasta Dinner packs a lot of flavor and comes together in about 30 minutes. Use Kris' homemade taco seasoning, our buy a standard packet of taco seasoning from the grocery store (you will only use 1 tablespoon). This easily feeds a family, usually with left-overs! Perfect for a busy weeknight!
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  • 1 lb fresh chorizo sausage casings removed
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper I like a mix of green, red and yellow
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 10 oz can Ro-tel tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Kris' taco seasoning or buy a packet from the grocery store
  • 1 tsp dried oregeno
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen yellow corn
  • 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 lb fusilli pasta or other pasta to your liking, cooked according to package directions
  • 8 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • Fresh cilantro chopped, for garnish


  • Cook the chorizo in a large skillet over medium-high heat until fully cooked, about 6 minutes.
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings from the pan.
  • Add onion, bell peppers, and garlic to the cooked chorizo and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, salt, taco seasoning, and oregano; cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in cream, corn, black beans and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cooked pasta and cheese.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro.


Calories: 318kcal