This Mexican Pasta Bake is ideal for any busy weeknight, but yummy enough for serving to friends and guests. If you love Tex-Mex flavors, you’ll adore this easy meal.
It wasn’t until I moved to the midwest that I realized how prominent a role “The Casserole” (aka hotdish) enjoys around here. I now have many favorites, ranging from breakfast bakes and brunch bakes to dinner bakes.
Here’s a sassy twist on casseroles. We’re kickin’ it up tonight with a Mexican Pasta Bake. This is such a fun change of scenery in the realm of pasta bakes!
My family loves taco nights, when we have a tempting spread of various goodies to fill our tacos with.
This Mexican pasta bake is almost like a taco in casserole form. All the lively spices are seamlessly paired with pasta and baked to aromatic perfection!
So, I totally realize we’re not talking authentic Mexican fare at this moment. Hubby and I spent most of our lives in LA, and this really wouldn’t be found on any Mexican menu. We know it. 🙂
BUT this yummy dish is an awesome and super tasty way to change up your usual pasta bake routine.
Ground beef or turkey, taco seasoning, salsa, and cheese…you just can’t go wrong. I made mine with whole grain penne, but feel free to use any pasta you like. Rotini, Corkscrew, or Mafalda… have fun with it. Enjoy!Print