Spicy Vegetable One Pot Pasta
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This pasta is the perfect quick weeknight dinner. All the ingredients cook together in the same pot, at the same time. It's packed with vegetables and the spicy Ghost Pepper Monterey Jack cheese gives it a bit of a kick.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 Servings
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 yellow or red bell pepper, diced
  • 8 oz macaroni
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ tbsp cumin
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2-1/2 C water
  • 4 oz Ghost Pepper Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • Sour cream (or plain greek yogurt), salsa and/or sliced green onions, to serve
  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high in a large heavy-bottomed pot.
  2. Cook the diced onion and bell pepper for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the macaroni, halved tomatoes, black beans, spices, and water.
  4. Cover the pot with its lid and turn the heat up to high; bring to a boil. Cook with the cover on for 15 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated or absorbed into the pasta.
  5. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the grated Ghost Pepper Monterey Jack cheese.
  6. Serve hot and top with salsa, sliced green onions, and/or sour cream.
Recipe by Wisconsin Cheese Mart at http://blog.wisconsincheesemart.com/30-minute-meals-with-cheese/