If you love whipping up something that’s nutritionally balanced, it’s hard to go wrong with pasta that comes with a meaty sauce and a good serving of vegetables too. This dish allows you to have your healthy dose of complex carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals.

 

You might be tempted to try this spicy sausage black bean pasta to enjoy a treat that not only comes with an impressive nutritional profile but an unforgettable taste too. So follow this simple recipe and get ready for the surprise in the end.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 cups of Rotini pasta, dry

1 link of Johnsonville Andouille sausage

1 small onion, chopped

2 tablespoons green onions, chopped

1 15-oz can of black beans, drained

1 15-oz can of tomato sauce

1 10-oz can of rotel

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 cup of cheese, grated and divided into 3/4 and 1/4 cups

1 cup water

1 package of taco seasoning (1 1/4-oz size)

 

PREPARATION

To get started, get your sausages and slice them thinly. In case you cannot get your hands on the prescribed Johnsonville Andouille kind, it’s perfectly fine to go for something else that is readily available. Set aside the sliced sausages.

 

Place a large skillet on the stove and set it to medium heat. Add your olive oil and saute your sliced sausages and chopped onions for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Remember to constantly stir to avoid scalding them.

 

Once you have sauteed them perfectly, throw in your black beans, rotel, tomato sauce and water into the skillet. Stir for a while before you add the Rotini pasta and taco seasoning. Stir well, cover the skillet and set the heat to medium low. Allow it to simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, remembering to stir once in a while.

 

After checking that the Rotini pasta is cooked to perfection, dump 3/4 cup of grated cheese into the skillet and stir. Transfer your spicy sausage black bean pasta on a plate and top with the remaining cheese and chopped green onions before serving.

 

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