Enchilada Pasta Bake

  • 1 box Barilla penne pasta
  • 1 jar traditional sauce
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 4-ounce can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro leaves
Try this baked pasta, filled with festive flavors, for dinner tonight. Your family with thank you.
  1. In a large pot bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil; add salt to taste and the penne; stir gently.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; remove from heat and drain well.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine traditional sauce with jalapeno, chopped cilantro, and cumin. Spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture onto the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  4. Stir the black beans and the remaining mixture sauce into the pasta; pour into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Cover with foil and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until warmed through.
  6. Uncover and top with olives and cheese; bake 5 minutes more. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with tortilla chips and green onions before serving.
  7. Garnish with additional cilantro leaves.
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