One Pot Southwestern Ranch Beef Pasta, easy dressing recipe!

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Hey yall!! Do you feel that?  Fall is coming!  That means back to school time, that  means chilly weather and that means you are going to be looking for some easy comforting dinners the whole family will love.  I am here to help you with that!  I love using dressing recipes and adding dressing into my own recipes and that is exactly what I am going to do in this delicious One Pot Southwestern Ranch Beef Pasta.

This meal is the perfect weeknight dinner, it takes no time to prepare and with only one pot that means less dishes on those busy nights.

I love this meal because it is pretty inexpensive to make and customizable, you can use ground beef, diced chicken breast, ground turkey or forgo the meat altogether and double the beans in it for a meat free Monday option.

I was shopping at Walmart for my weekly groceries and was planning on making just a simple one pot taco pasta when I spotted these Kraft Pourables and I mean who doesn’t like ranch?  The new Kraft Pourables have been reinvented with a new, better taste. The Classic Ranch is now creamier, with more buttermilk and savory herbs, and is just what I needed to take a simple one pot meal over the top into this creamy southwestern pasta dish that is so comforting and flavorful.


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I just brown up some onion, red pepper and ground beef (drain any grease off).

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Add in my taco seasoning, garlic, ranch, milk and chicken stock.  Then add in my pasta, corn and black beans.

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Bring to a boil, simmer for 15-20 minutes, add some cheese in and voila you have an easy delicious meal that the whole family will love!

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So don’t stress about dinner this busy season, with this One Post Southwestern Ranch Beef Pasta you can serve your family a comforting delicious meal in no time!

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One Pot Southwestern Ranch Beef Pasta, easy dressing recipe!

One Pot Southwestern Ranch Beef Pasta, easy dressing recipe!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons ranch
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 8 oz pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese


  1. Brown the onion and pepper slightly.
  2. Add the ground beef to veggies in pot and brown.
  3. Drain grease.
  4. Add to the pot the stock, milk, dressing, taco seasoning, corn, black beans and pasta.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover.
  6. Let simmer 15-20 minutes until pasta is cooked through and sauce is thickened.
  7. Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese.
  8. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and let melt.
  9. Serve to your hungry family!


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What are some of your easy meals you like to make using dressing?

I have 12 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on One Pot Southwestern Ranch Beef Pasta, easy dressing recipe!

  1. avatar
    Stephanie says:
    August 19, 2014

    What a great, flexible recipe! Less dishes during the back-to-school craziness is definitely a great idea in my book. Adding the creaminess of Kraft Ranch seems like a no-brainer! Thanks for sharing! #client

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    Xiomeeks says:
    August 27, 2014

    I like to use dressings to marinate chicken or pork chops. I’m pinning this one to my meal planning board for next week. Thanks for sharing.

  3. avatar
    Kelly says:
    August 28, 2014

    Looks delicious! Pinning it for later :)

  4. avatar
    Debbie Caraballo says:
    August 28, 2014

    What kind of pasta is this? I don’t think I’ve seen it before….and this recipe looks so darn delicious! Thanks for sharing it!

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      Parrish says:
      August 29, 2014

      Thank you!! It is campanelle pasta, I usually find it by Barilla

  5. avatar
    August 28, 2014

    So much flavor packed into this! Sounds absolutely warming. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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    jessica says:
    August 29, 2014

    that just made my mouth water! Great post and pics!! I am going to make this recipe asap…YUM!

  7. avatar
    August 30, 2014

    Wow! I love how delicious and easy this looks! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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    Angela says:
    September 4, 2014

    So I never just make recipes right when i see them, but this evening i was sitting on the couch, not wanting to make dinner, about to serve hot dogs or cold cereal and this came across facbeook! I had everything on hand and it looked so easy that I just finished eating it. It was easy and great! thanks for the inspiration :)

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    TR says:
    December 11, 2018

    Was I supposed to boil the pasta before adding it to the stock with milk and seasoning, etc.?

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      Parrish says:
      December 13, 2018

      Nope! It cooks up right in the pot with everything else :)

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