Southwestern Pasta Gratin

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

In 'Pasta for all Seasons' by Robin Robertson

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water, stirring occasionally, until it is al dente, about 8 minutes.
  2. When pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°; lightly oil a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over med-low heat, add in the garlic and jalapeno; cook until softened, about 1 minute.
  5. Add in the beans, chili powder, and oregano.
  6. Stir in the picante sauce and tomatoes; mix well.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. In a big bowl, combine the macaroni with the bean-tomato mixture and transfer to the prepared dish.
  10. Top with the cheese.
  11. Cover and bake for 25 minutes.
  12. Uncover and continue baking 5-10 minutes longer or until the top is lightly browned.

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