Mexican Pasta Bake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by - Carla -

Sprinkle this hearty tomato and cheese topped casserole with chopped fresh cilantro for bright color and fresh flavor.

Top Review by Inspiritual

we loved it, but i did make a few adjustments. first, i used 1 bag of morningstar farms crumble as we are a vegetarian household. also, i mixed the first three ounces of cheese into the pasta mixture and then topped it with the remaining cheese and tomato -- it gave it a much cheesier taste throughout.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grease 4-quart casserole dish.
  3. Cook beef in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
  4. Cook rigatoni pasta according to package directions; drain and return pasta to the pot.
  5. Stir in the ground beef, corn, salsa and beans.
  6. Spoon half of the pasta mixture into casserole dish and sprinkle with 2/3 cup of the cheese.
  7. Spoon remaining pasta mixture into the casserole dish and place tomato slices on top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Cover and bake 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.

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