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Mexican Pasta Bake

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Mexican flavors meet pasta in this easy and delicious baked dish!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces, weight Orecchiette Pasta
  • ½ cups Onion, Chopped
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 3 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 15 ounces, weight Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 7 ounces, weight Canned, Diced Green Chilies
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, Shredded

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Bring a well-salted pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. When finished, drain pasta and set aside.

When the pasta is almost done, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add beef and heat until crumbly and cooked through. Add in garlic and stir through. Next, add seasoning, cream cheese, enchilada sauce, green chilies, corn and pepper jack cheese and mix until everything is completely combined and the cream cheese has melted evenly. Finally, add in cooked pasta and stir until pasta is well-coated.

Pour pasta mixture into a greased 8×8 baking dish. Top with Monterey jack cheese. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Remove from oven and serve with desired garnishes.

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Lidiana Portales Blair on 12.10.2012

This sounds so interesting and right up my alley. I can’t wait to try it!

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Samantha Vestal on 9.18.2016

This was a quick tasty dish and the family loved it!

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luvmychaos on 7.11.2013

Very nummy and an easy weeknight meal! Loved the Mexican flavors with pasta! Thanks for sharing!

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