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Creamy Southwest Pasta with Spicy Greek Yogurt Sauce

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Description

Quick weeknight recipe for creamy southwest pasta with a spicy Greek yogurt sauce, fresh tomatoes and corn.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CREAMY GREEK YOGURT SAUCE:
  • ¼ cups Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • ½ teaspoons Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • FOR THE PASTA:
  • 12 ounces, weight Medium-Cut Pasta
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • ½ cups Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 2 whole Green Onions, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, Chopped + More For Garnish
  • 1 cup Sweet Corn Kernels
  • 2 pounds Tomatoes, DIced And Cored (Roma And Heirloom Mix)
  • 1 can (4 Oz. Size) Diced Green Chiles
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions. Before draining the pasta, reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid.

In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the creamy Greek yogurt sauce until well-blended. Refrigerate for later use.

While the pasta is cooking heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the yellow onion, garlic, green onion, and cilantro with a pinch of salt and cook for about 5 minutes, until fragrant and soft. Add the corn and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and green chiles and stir combine. Cook the mixture until the tomatoes begin to break down, another 3-4 minutes.

Add in the creamy Greek yogurt mixture and stir well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the cooked pasta, along with the reserved pasta water. Mix well to combine.

Serve! Garnish with additional cilantro.

Cassie’s Notes:
Make a quick substitution of your favorite taco seasoning for the oregano, smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne and crushed red pepper. Start with 1 teaspoon and taste and add more until the desired flavor is reached.

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Amanda on 12.11.2012

There was way too much lime juice, The tanginess was overpowering in the dish and took away from the overall flavor. I would not make this again.

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Carol on 12.1.2012

Very yummy! It was a little spicy but I love spicy food. So If you might want to hold back on the cayenne if you don’t like spicy food. I also added some turkey sausage to give it a little protein. I will definitely make this again

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