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Black Bean Pasta

Raid your pantry to make this quick black bean pasta. In just 15 minutes, you can chop up some veggies, throw in canned black beans, tomatoes and other ingredients from your pantry to make a delicious dinner.
Course dinner, main
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Rebecca


  • can opener
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • pot with lid
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons


  • ¾ cup water
  • 3.5 oz pasta
  • ½ can diced tomatoes OR salsa
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon or chicken
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ cup black beans
  • cup corn kernels frozen or canned
  • 1 whole green onion
  • 2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese


  • Bring ¾ c water to a boil. Once water is boiling, add 3.5 oz pasta, ½ can diced tomatoes OR salsa, and 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon. Cook until pasta is al dente, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Once pasta is fork tender, drain water and return to pot. Add ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon oregano, ⅛t chili powder, ¼ cup rinsed black beans, ⅓ c frozen or canned corn kernels. Keep stove on, mix together until all ingredients are mixed together, and beans & salsa are warmed.
  • Drain excess water. Transfer to bowl to eat. Top with 2 T grated cheddar cheese and one green onion, sliced thinly.


  • Use spaghetti or whatever type of pasta you have on hand.
  • Add more water if it mostly gets absorbed.
  • Add other veggies that you have, like corn, onion, cabbage, or fresh tomatoes.
  • Other Topping Ideas: chopped avocado, cilantro, lime wedges