Prep: 10 Mins Cook: 55 Mins
This layered casserole is sure to become one of your family's favorites. Ground turkey or chicken can be substituted for the ground beef. Serve with steamed broccoli.
This layered casserole is sure to become one of your family's favorites. Ground turkey or chicken can be substituted for the ground beef. Serve with steamed broccoli.

Tex-Mex Pasta Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 5 cups cooked penne pasta
  • 1 (16-oz) jar ORTEGA Salsa - Homestyle Recipe (Mild)
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 1 can (14.5-oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 package (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 5 cups cooked penne pasta
  • 1 (16-oz) jar ORTEGA Salsa - Homestyle Recipe (Mild)
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 1 can (14.5-oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 400°F.

COMBINE creamed spinach and cream cheese in medium bowl. Combine pasta, salsa, beef, tomato sauce and chili powder in large bowl. Spoon ½ of pasta mixture into 13x9-inch baking pan; top with spinach mixture. Top with remaining pasta; cover.

BAKE for 30 minutes; uncover. Sprinkle with cheese; bake for additional 5 minutes.
PREHEAT oven to 400°F.

COMBINE creamed spinach and cream cheese in medium bowl. Combine pasta, salsa, beef, tomato sauce and chili powder in large bowl. Spoon ½ of pasta mixture into 13x9-inch baking pan; top with spinach mixture. Top with remaining pasta; cover.

BAKE for 30 minutes; uncover. Sprinkle with cheese; bake for additional 5 minutes.
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