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A zesty blend of vine-ripened tomatoes and diced green chilies.

Southwest Pasta Salad

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Wagon wheel pasta, black beans and zesty Ro*Tel Tomatoes with sour cream for a Southwest-inspired pasta salad

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  • Prep Time: 20 Min
  • Total Time: 25 Min
  • Makes: 6 servings (1-1/3 cups each)

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  • 8 ounces dry rotelle (wagon wheel) pasta, uncooked
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Ranch Style® Black Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water until cool. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together beans, undrained tomatoes, sour cream, pepper and onion in large bowl.
  3. Add pasta and cheese; toss to combine. Serve at room temperature.



  • Calories: 293
  • Serving Size: 6 servings (1-1/3 cups each)

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Nutrition Information
Amount per Serving
Calories 293  
    % Daily Value*
Total Fat 8 gram 12%
Saturated fat 4 gram 22%
Cholesterol 22 mg 7%
Sodium 537 mg 22%
Carbohydrate 43 gram 14%
Dietary fiber 5 gram 20%
Sugars 3 gram
Protein 12 gram
Vitamin A   9%
Vitamin C   22%
Calcium   21%
Iron   12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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  • HBcook

    January 10, 2014

    I made this for the Bunco group and a pot luck. I doubled the recipe. Von's didn't have Ranch-Style Black Beans so I bought the pinto, one can with jalapeno peppers. I doubled the amount of cheese called for. It has a kick and it is good, but the 'dressing' is really thin. I would only use half the liquid from the Ro*tel next time. Von's didn't have the rotelle pasta either so I used bowties. I think the rotelle would be better because of the openness of the pasta whereas bowtie is solid. About half got eaten at Bunco and no raves. Pot luck is tonight. Now that I read the reviews, I would drain the tomatoes.

  • mia

    July 25, 2012

    very sinple good ingredients = I like very much

  • dd

    July 20, 2012

    Awesome for the kids

  • Needacoupon

    July 19, 2012

    Not bad for salad out of cans.

  • Suz

    May 27, 2012

    Just made this salad for the second time, I also drained the tomatoes. I chilled mine in the fridge, I love it!


    February 14, 2012

    This was pretty yummy. Based on the other reviews I went ahead and drained the tomatoes as well. I served the salad on a bed of Spring Mix. I also served mine cold. Very good considering it is such an easy recipe.

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