Mexican Pasta Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This will fit the Core or Flex plan of Weight Watchers. This could be made ahead or can be fixed in about 40 minutes. Great for a busy evening.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425*.
  2. Spray 7x11 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Blend together onions, tomatos, taco mix and black beans.
  4. You can use the food processor if you prefer a smooth.
  5. sauce.
  6. Spread 1 cup of tomato mixture on bottom of pan.
  7. Add cooked pasta.
  8. Dot with ricotta cheese and then spread ricotta over pasta mixture.
  9. Stir ground beef into remaining tomato mixture.
  10. Spoon over ricotta.
  11. Sprinkle with cheese.
  12. Bake 25-30 minute.
Most Helpful

This was an awesome recipe! It tasted like tacos in a dish. I used pinto beans instead of black beans since that's what I had on hand, I added a Tablespoon of diced green chilies and I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta. The only complaint I had (and it's not even really a complaint) is that the juice from the diced tomatoes made it fairly watery so I think I'll drain them next time. But there's no way that this took away from the taste! I will make this again and again! Thanks for posting.

PSU Lioness May 19, 2011

This is perfect comfort food!! Easy to prepare and love the black beans in this! Used some low-fat cottage cheese and low-fat mozzarella cheese. Can't believe it's WW! :) Thanks!

Redsie July 29, 2009

It was okay. My DH complained about the onions. I think if the onions had been sauteed first, they wouldn't be so overpowering in the dish.

mum@home January 08, 2009