Texas Chili Pasta Bake

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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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.

Nutrition Information

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.