Mexican Pasta Pie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 28 oz Can tomatoes w/juice, – coarsely chopped
  • 1 pk (1.25 oz) Taco seasoning mix
  • 1 16 oz Can black beans, rinsed and – drained
  • 4 cup cooked ziti or penne pasta – (1 3/4 cup dried pasta)
  • 2 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1 cup Part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 (8-ounce) Chicken=boneless, – skinless breast halves – cut in 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar or – Mexi-blend cheese

Preparation Method:

  • Leave out the chicken to convert to a vegetarian meal.
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 7- x 11-inch baking dish.
  • In a medium nonreactive bowl, mix onions, tomatoes, taco mix and black beans.
  • Toss pasta with olive oil.
  • Spread 1 cup tomato mixture on bottom of baking dish.
  • Add cooked pasta.
  • Dot with ricotta and then spread with a knife.
  • Stir chicken pieces into remaining tomato mixture and spoon over ricotta.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Washing, rinsing, and draining Pasta, try our Colanders.

Servings: 6

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