Monday, May 18, 2009

Make Something Monday ... Mexican Pasta Bake

Make Something Monday

Quick fix meal! This is another recipe I printed months (ok maybe a year ago) and never did anything with. Wait I'll tell you I did do something with it I put it in the cupboard with the rest ... LOL. So what do you do when it's 6pm and you have already cooked up hamburger. You throw this together! Can you say yummy! Another quick and Semi Homemade meal that is perfect for us busy moms! You'll love this one I promise ;).

What you need to start :)
Cooked hamburger in the bottom of the casserole dish.
Add a can of corn
Add a can of Black Beans
Add a jar of salsa (I love the SW Black Bean and Corn kind)
Helper helps stir the noodles
Noodles Ready!!
Stir it all together.
Add Some Cheese
Put it into the oven at 350 for 30 min
Yummy all ooh gooey and wonderful.
Dish it up and call it a night.
Mexican Pasta Bake
by Betty Crocker
1/2 pound lean ground beef
2 1/2 cups uncooked rigatoni pasta (8 ounces)
1 cup Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn
1 jar (24 ounces) Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1 can (15 oz) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed
1 1/3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 ounces)
2 medium roma (plum) tomatoes, thinly sliced

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 4-quart casserole.
2. Cook beef in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
3. Cook and drain pasta in 4-quart Dutch oven as directed on package. Return pasta to Dutch oven. Stir in beef, corn, salsa and beans. Spoon half of the pasta mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup of the cheese. Spoon remaining pasta mixture into casserole. Place tomato slices on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
4. Cover and bake 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.


  1. Looks yummy!

    I don't even have to plan my meals just visit your blog and that's what is for dinner!

  2. Ooh...I'm gonna make this. Mine is quite different and can be found here.

  3. Something yummy is going on here.

  4. OK...I know I already commented, but I came back to write down the ingredients. We are having this tonight!

  5. Ok, I think this is going to be todays Lunch.. It looks marvelous. I have 3 little boy kiddos plus the babe and my mom here for lunch today.. This looks perfect. Thanks for sharing!
    Your helper looks like he was doing a great job. I will look forward to seeing him having his own cooking show on the Food Network in the near future.

  6. Oh yummy that looks good and easy! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Outside of making my spaetzle egg noodles, I agree it was fun throwing an easy casserole together, and this would definitely be eaten up by me!

    So Yum, and there is that well trained Jr chef in action again, so cute...

  8. This looks so easy! My family would love this. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. this looks way yummmy .... im def gonna try this one!!!

  10. I make something similar to this and it is awesome! YOu can't go wrong with pasta and chhheeeese!!

  11. Mexican is my all time favorite I could eat it every day!

    And this looks so yummy I'll have to try it!

  12. Yum! We're definitely going to have to try this.

  13. Ok, I've got a new plan. I will wait until Monday to plan Tuesday's dinner. That way I can always use your recipes!

  14. Looks so good. I have never eaten black beans. But I will never know I like them unless I try them. My husband likes them. TFS

  15. This looks so good.. and I am so lame for not putting up my own meme!!!! It has really been stressful at work lately.. and it is taking its toll! Luckily only about 2 more weeks!

  16. Girl, you and your sinful food!

    I want a helper like you have then maybe I would cook! : )

  17. That looks delicious and easy! Thanks.

  18. We LOVE anything Mexican and this definitely looks like something we would gobble right up! :-)


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