Mexican Baked Penne Pasta Recipe

Penne pasta is a classic. And with this meal, it adds a Mexican twist to the timeless recipe. This pasta contains a variety of flavors that come together to create a delicious, worthwhile dish. It’s all thanks to the chorizo and Mexican cheese blend.

How To Make Mexican Baked Penne Pasta

It's like the Mexican version of your favorite Mac N Cheese recipe. The meat is replaced with delicious chorizo pieces to go with the penne pasta and the irresistable Mexican cheese blend.

  • 12 oz penne pasta
  • 1 lb chorizo
  • 15 oz tomato sauce (can )
  • 2 cup mixed frozen vegetables (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups Mexican cheese blend (shredded )
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Take out a 9×13-inch baking dish and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Bring a large pot filled with salt water to a boil over high heat.
  4. Add the pasta and prepare according to package instructions.
  5. Drain and then transfer the pasta back into the pot.
  6. When the pasta is cooking, use a large skillet to cook the chorizo for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  7. When cooking you can use your spoon to break up the chorizo.
  8. Get rid of any excess fat from the meat.
  9. Transfer the tomatoes, vegetables, cheese, sour cream, and chorizo into the pot with the pasta.
  10. Stir until thoroughly combined and then pour the pasta into your prepared baking dish.
  11. Cook the pasta in your preheated oven for about 25 minutes, which is when the pasta should be bubbly. Serve.

How To Make Mexican Baked Penne Pasta

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It's like the Mexican version of your favorite Mac N Cheese recipe. The meat is replaced with delicious chorizo pieces to go with the penne pasta and the irresistable Mexican cheese blend.

Preparation: 20 mins
Cooking: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12 oz penne pasta
  • 1 lb chorizo
  • 15 oz tomato sauce can
  • 2 cup mixed frozen vegetables optional
  • 1 ½ cups Mexican cheese blend shredded
  • ¼ cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Take out a 9x13-inch baking dish and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Bring a large pot filled with salt water to a boil over high heat.
  4. Add the pasta and prepare according to package instructions.
  5. Drain and then transfer the pasta back into the pot.
  6. When the pasta is cooking, use a large skillet to cook the chorizo for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  7. When cooking you can use your spoon to break up the chorizo.
  8. Get rid of any excess fat from the meat.
  9. Transfer the tomatoes, vegetables, cheese, sour cream, and chorizo into the pot with the pasta.
  10. Stir until thoroughly combined and then pour the pasta into your prepared baking dish.
  11. Cook the pasta in your preheated oven for about 25 minutes, which is when the pasta should be bubbly. Serve.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 223mg
  • Calories: 480kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 79mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 425mg
  • Protein: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 1507mg
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 3902IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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