JamiesThots's Recipe Reviews
Posted 8/19/2012 6:56:55 AM
Mexican Pasta Bake
This was a HUGE hit! I made it for a Pinterest-themed office potluck and my coworkers really enjoyed it. I took it home and my husband loved it so much he had me make it again for the weekend. We made a few alterations to the recipe:
Each time I used a whole pound of beef, not just half a pound. This made it more robust and hearty.
I used garden rotini pasta instead of what it called for because well, it's what I had. Rotini is good for casseroles and will will continue using that for this dish.
The first time I forgot the cilantro and then the second time I used it. It makes the dish taste completely different, but both very good. My husband says that without the cilantro, it's like a really good casserole from a potluck or a TV dinner casserole. With the cilantro, it tastes more "organic," which to him means it reminds him of casseroles made from his grandmother's garden.
This is a FANTASTIC recipe!