Baked Beef Enchilada Pasta

Even busy weeknights deserve to be flavorful. Keep it delicious with an easy-to-assemble enchilada pasta bake. It's a fun and cheesy twist on the classic Mexican dish that combines the flavors of enchiladas with savory baked beef pasta. Bring the family together with a meal that hits every craving.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hours
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 3 cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ Mild Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 2 cups Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend (8 oz)
Recipe Continues Below


  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.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning mix, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, beans, frozen corn and green chiles; heat to simmering over high heat.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in pasta and 1 cup of the cheese. Pour into baking dish.
  5. Cover dish with foil. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips


  • About 1 1/3 Cups Calories 440 (Calories from Fat 150);  Total Fat 17g (Saturated Fat 8g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 60mg;  Sodium 950mg;  Potassium 460mg;  Total Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 7g ,Sugars 4g);  Protein 25g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%;  Vitamin C 6%;  Calcium 25%;  Iron 20%
  • Exchanges: 2 Starch;  1 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 Vegetable;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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