"Fiesta" Pasta Bake
This Fiesta Pasta Bake comes together quickly & easily. Loaded with flavor - it can be easily made your own with your favorite ingredients. This meal is family & budget friendly!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings
- 1 pound pasta
- 1 pound ground beef chicken or turkey (leftovers work great here too)
- 29 oz can tomato sauce
- 16 oz jar salsa
- 15 oz can black beans rinsed & drained
- 15 oz can corn drained
- 8 oz or more shredded cheese - reserve 1/2 cup
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- pinch of black pepper
- pinch of chipotle powder optional
- sour cream to serve
- optional toppings - avocado slices, gucamole, hot sauce, salsa, lettuce, tomato, cilantro
Start pasta first. Cook until al dente. (I prefer to do this in a large pot/stock pot so I can mix everything in it afterwards. Saves washing a mixing bowl)
Preheat oven to 350° and spray/grease a deep 13x9 casserole dish.
In the meantime, brown, crumble & drain ground beef.
Combine pasta, ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa, black beans, cheese, corn and all seasonings.
Scrape into greased casserole dish.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle reserved shredded cheese and bake 5 minutes or until melted.
Serve with sour cream - a must! We also love this with hot sauce, additional salsa, fresh snipped cilantro, gucamole or avocado slices....