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Chili Pasta Bake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 605 kcal


  • 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 8 oz. small pasta shells {bow ties, elbow, or rotini would work as well}
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chilies {we use mild}
  • 15 ounce can black beans {kidney or pinto work too}
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 dash cayenne powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • sour cream {optional}
  • green onions {optional}


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium high. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook until beef is no longer pink.

  3. Meanwhile, cook your pasta according to package directions for firm al dente. Strain pasta and set aside.

  4. Once the beef is cooked, add the tomato sauce, tomatoes and chilies, beans, chili powder, cumin, cayenne powder, and water. Mix well and then let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the pasta and stir to combine.

  5. Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and top with cheese. Let bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are bubbly and the cheese has fully melted.

  6. Top with sour cream and green onions, if desired, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chili Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 605 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 979mg43%
Potassium 972mg28%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 1501IU30%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 370mg37%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.