Southwestern Cavatappi

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 383.7
  • Total Fat: 14.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.8 mg
  • Sodium: 519.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 18.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 lb. ground beef
    2 cups Chunky Salsa
    1 cup zucchini, chopped
    1 tsp. chili powder
    3 cups cavatappi pasta or any corkscrew noodles
    1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
    1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
    1 Tbsp. lime juice
    1/4 cup chopped cilantro or fresh parsley


BROWN meat in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat, stirring frequently; drain. Add salsa, zucchini and chili powder; mix well. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package.

ADD corn and 1/2 cup of the cheese to the meat mixture; cook 3 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring frequently.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add meat mixture, lime juice and cilantro; mix lightly. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LUCKYMEGAN.

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