Mexi-Itali Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Mama Cee Jay

I started with Zaar Perfectly Seasoned Taco Meat, Perfectly Seasoned Taco Meat, then went on to create my own Mexican flavored baked pasta. Fresh thinly sliced green bell peppers and jalapenos make all the difference!

Top Review by bmcnichol

This was OK for us. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't add the jalapeno as I am not a fan. I also used ground beef and used a packet of taco seasoning instead of the Perfectly Seasoned Taco Meat. We did add some salt and pepper to the mixture but it just seemed to be missing something for us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add tomato puree and black beans to double batch of Recipe #217644, Perfectly Seasoned Taco Meat. Simmer a few minutes and then remove from heat.
  2. In a large baking dish (mine is about 15" x 10") layer as follows: 1/2 portion of meat bean sauce, partially cooked pasta, 1/2 portion of meat bean sauce, 1/2 portion of green and jalapeno peppers, cheese, and top with remaining green and jalapeno peppers.
  3. Bake in 350 deg F oven for 40 minutes covered with foil. Remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes.

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