One Pot Mexicali Bowtie Pasta, an easy recipe for a busy weeknight dinner that cooks in just minutes in one pot, and is bursting with corn, black beans, pasta and cheesiness! Bowtie pasta cooks together in one pot,with salsa, butter, chili powder and cumin that becomes a light flavorful sauce, for a pasta dinner with a Mexican flair!

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves: 4


8 ounces uncooked bowtie pasta
1 jar (16 oz) salsa
3 cups water
1 can (10.5 oz. can) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 8.5 oz. can corn kernels, drained
4 Tbs. butter
2 tsp. chili powder**
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup shredded 4 cheese Mexican blend cheese
1 scallion, sliced


  1. In pot with deep sides, preferably a non-stick pot, combine pasta, salsa, water, beans, corn, butter, chili powder, cumin and kosher salt.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Boil 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente and a brothy sauce has formed, stirring occasionally.
  4. Top with shredded cheese and sliced scallion.

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