Fiesta pasta mexicana

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Mostaccioli, uncooked
1 tablespoon Olive or vegetable oil
1 cup Coarsely chopped onion
1 cup Chopped sweet red pepper
3 cups Spaghettti sauce
1½ cup Dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
⅓ cup Water
4 ounces Chopped green chilies (opt) (canned) drained
½ pack Taco seasoning mix (.75 oz) (reduced-sodium)
2 ounces Monterey jack cheese (shredded), OR- lowfat Monterey jack

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

2. Meanwhile, in large saucepan over medium heat, heat oil; add onion and red pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender.

3. Add remaining ingredients except cheese; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.

4. Toss hot pasta and one-half sauce. Spoon remaining sauce over top; sprinkle with cheese. 8 servings (about 1 cup each).

The following are registered trademarks of Hershey Pasta Group: Meal-Master format by Karen Mintzias

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