SW Chicken Pasta for 2

Those green chilies may make your nose run. I also added a couple of tablespoons of diced tamed jalapenos, but you wouldn’t have to.

Southwest Chicken Pasta for 2
1 c. cooked chicken breast, diced
5 oz tomatoes w/ green chilies, undrained
7 oz black beans, rinsed & drained
3 oz Smart Taste rotini pasta, uncooked
1 c. water
2 wedges Laughing Cow Queso Chipotle cheese

Combine all ingredients in medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir, turn stove off and let it sit until pasta is cooked.
Yield: 2 servings. Per serving= 481 Calories; 14g Fat (26.0% calories from fat); 42g Protein; 48g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber; 94mg Cholesterol; 867mg Sodium

Pasta Jambalaya for 2

It’s time to make my favorite recipes a little smaller!

Pasta Jambalaya for 2
3 oz Smart Taste penne pasta
3 TB diced bell pepper
1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
5 oz canned tomatoes with green chilies
3 oz turkey smoked sausage, chopped

Cook pasta in boiling water. Meanwhile, spray small non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Add bell pepper and sauté 5 minutes. Add seasoning; sauté 1 minute. Add beans, tomatoes, and smoked sausage; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until thick. Combine bean mixture with cooked pasta in large bowl.
Yield: 2 servings. Per serving= 289 Calories; 3g Fat (9.1% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 50g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber; 19mg Cholesterol; 708mg Sodium.

Cilantro Black Bean Dip

Cilantro Black Bean Dip
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained, or 2 cups cooked dried beans
1/8 cup cilantro
Dash garlic powder
1 TB lime juice
salt and pepper, to taste
dash of cumin

Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until desired consistency. If you would like it a little thinner, add a little water and blend some more.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 63 Calories; 1g Fat (8.7% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 219mg Sodium