Quick Jalapeno Cheddar Bean & Pasta Dinner

59.23077 (26 Ratings)
Recipe Yield: 5 Servings


  • 1 package (5.8 ounces) Pasta-A-RoniĀ® Jalapeno Cheddar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat milk
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) no-salt added-or reduced-sodium pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (thawed, if frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (green part only)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons thinly sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Preparation Steps

  1. Prepare Pasta-A-Roni according to package directions using reduced-fat milk.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes and corn to rice during standing time.
  3. After standing time, gently stir in onions and olives. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 270, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 320mg, Total Carbohydrate 41g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 5g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A 703IU, Vitamin C 10mg, Calcium 120mg, Iron 2mg