Some days just don’t go as “planned”. It is on those nights that I need to make a quick meal. Hopefully a meal everyone will like and eat with NO complaining.   So this is one of those dishes we all like.

*Bonus that it’s healthy and lower in Calories.

Another bonus is that it is a skillet stove top meal! Keep the heat outside!

In the theme of keeping this lower in calories and healthy I use extra lean ground beef or turkey, along with using whole wheat pasta and light cheese.

1 lb. extra lean ground beef or turkey

1 (10 oz.) RO*TEL Mild diced tomatoes & green chillies

1 Med. white onion

1 (15.25 oz.) can corn, drained

1 (8 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Sauce. I like Basil, Garlic and Oregano style.

1 C. 2% shredded cheese

8 oz. cooked pasta. We like the whole wheat shells.

Brown the meat in a large skillet using any seasonings you like. I season mine with cumin, garlic powder, pepper, chili powder and onion salt. While the meat is cooking, boil the noodles and cut the onion into thin slices. When meat is cooked, turn down the heat. Place onion slices on top of meat. Now it is just doing the layering of the remaining ingredients: RO*TEL, then corn, followed by the tomato sauce. Drain cooked pasta and spread evenly over all. Finish it off with the shredded cheese. Keeping the heat low, cover with lid, and let cheese melt.

That’s it! So simple and it is soooo good!

We like to serve ours with some taco sauce.

Keep it Simple,



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