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Texas Chili Pasta Bake

It'll be easy to round up your crew come dinnertime when this hearty casserole is on the table. Mix it up with the variation below and enjoy it your way.

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked cavatappi or other spiral pasta (8 oz)
1 1/2
lb ground beef
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ chili seasoning mix
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, drained
1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
1
can (16 oz) chili beans with sauce
1 1/2
cups water
1
can (2.8 oz) French-fried onions
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
6
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and bell pepper over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked and bell pepper is crisp-tender; drain.
  • 3 Stir in chili seasoning mix, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, beans and water. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Add pasta, two-thirds of the French-fried onions and 1 cup of the cheese; stir gently. Spoon into baking dish.
  • 4 Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place foil sprayed side down over baking dish. Bake 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining French-fried onions, the bacon and remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 8 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish with chopped green onions, if desired.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Recipe Variation Spicy Taco Pasta Bake: Substitute 1 1/2 lb ground turkey for the beef and 1 package Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix for the chili seasoning mix. Add 1 teaspoon red pepper sauce with the enchilada sauce.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1560mg
1560%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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