I’m Sharing My Southwest Pasta Skillet at $5 Dinners

Tonight I am sharing my Southwest Pasta Skillet recipe at $5 Dinners. This recipe was inspired by neccesity. I had planned to make Taco Salad, but when I pulled the lettuce out of the fridge, it was mushy. I quickly inventoried the ingredients I had at my disposal and made this impromtu skillet dish. It has become a family favorite and is one of the things I cook on busy “I want to feed my family a hot meal, but I don’t have time to cook” nights. :)

What do you make on busy nights?

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Yum. pastaa plus southwestern flavors- I am all over this one!

  2. Looks delicious! I’m always looking for new ways to use my taco seasoning, other than the typical taco or taco salad. The meal I posted today is also an “I don’t want to cook but I want to give my family a hot meal” recipe. hehe

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