Southwest Casserole Recipe

This southwest-inspired casserole recipe is a huge favorite in our house! It’s really easy to make, only uses one dish, makes good leftovers, and is a tasty way to get some veggies and fiber. We typically make it several times a month, and we haven’t gotten tired of it yet! I love easy meals like this because they come together quickly after work – it makes weeknight cooking much easier. Read on for the easy, one-dish casserole recipe!

Southwest Casserole Recipe, Easy Weeknight Dinner One Dish Meal

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5-Minute Black Bean Dip Recipe

I am really excited to share this recipe with you today, because it’s ridiculously easy and so good. This hummus-inspired black bean dip recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make; it’s a perfect dish to take to your next party! The dip is made up of easy to find, healthy ingredients, and it’s been a big hit with everyone who’s ever tried it!

Super Easy 5 Minute Black Bean Dip Recipe

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Pasta with Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Scott and I rarely eat red meat, but we do occasionally make an exception for hot sausage, and especially for this meal. It’s so easy to make and comes together quickly with just a couple ingredients, and even with a few ingredients, it’s incredibly flavorful!

This recipe is slightly adapted from the 5-Ingredient Cookbook.

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Pasta with Sausage and Peppers
(Serves 4)

  • 8 oz (half a box) farfalle/bow tie pasta
  • 3 links (about 3/4 lb) hot Italian sausage
  • 2 bell peppers (any color), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup water + 1/2 tsp Better than Bouillon (or 1/2 cup broth, chicken or vegetable)
  • ground black pepper, to taste

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Cook the pasta in salted water, according to package directions. In a large skillet, cook the sausage and peppers over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is brown.

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Add broth and black pepper to skillet. Bring to boiling, then simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

We always use chicken Better than Bouillon because it’s so much easier to have on hand than broth. We just keep the one jar in our fridge (instead of having to buy chicken broth all the time), and 1 tsp of the mix plus 1 cup of water is equivalent to 1 cup of broth, so each tub makes a ton of broth! There are also beef, vegetable, and vegan versions. (This post is not sponsored by them in any way, I’m just a huge fan).

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After you’re done simmering, remove the skillet from the heat and add the cooked pasta. We like to top ours with Parmesan cheese.

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This meal is really to make vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free. For a vegetarian/vegan meal, omit the sausage (or replace with a vegetarian substitute) and use vegetable or vegan “chicken” broth. It tastes great even without the sausage (it’s kind of like a miracle)!

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