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Pasta Jambalaya

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 3 ounces turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 7 cups hot cooked penne (about 3 cups uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) preshredded 4-cheese Mexican recipe blend cheese (such as Sargento)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 263
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 4.3 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 11.7 g
  • carbohydrate 43.9 g
  • fiber 3.8 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 3.7 mg
  • sodium 419 mg
  • calcium 86 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add seasoning; sauté 1 minute. Add beans, tomatoes, and kielbasa; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until thick. Combine bean mixture and pasta in a large bowl. Top with cheese.