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Mexican Pasta Bake

 Mexican Pasta Bake
This casserole makes a delicious change of pace from ordinary pasta casseroles. The corkscrew noodles? They make it fun!—Joy Smith, Bigfork, Minnesota
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, tomato sauce, green pepper and
  • spices. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat.
  • Meanwhile, combine the pasta, 1/2 cup cheese and sour cream. Spoon
  • into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with meat mixture and
  • remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or
  • until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.