Taco Chili Pasta Bake Recipe

Taco Chili Pasta Bake Recipe

How To Make Taco Chili Pasta Bake

If you enjoy tex-mex flavors, then you’ll love this pasta bake. It comes brimming with beef, tomatoes, beans, corns, and a tasty mix of spices.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 12ozcelllentani pasta,(may sub rigatoni, penne, etc.)
  • 1lblean ground beef
  • 1smallonion,chopped
  • 5clovesgarlic,minced
  • 14½ozsweet creamed corn
  • 1cuptomato sauce
  • 14½ozpetite diced tomatoes
  • 15ozred kidney beans
  • 4ozmild diced green chilies
  • 10ozmild enchilada sauce
  • 4ozcream cheese,cubed
  • 1tspchili powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • ½tspsmoked paprika
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼tsppepper
  • cupshredded cheddar cheese,divided
  • cupPepper Jack cheese,divided

For Garnish:

  • Tortilla strips
  • tomatoes
  • avocados
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • hot sauce


  1. Cook pasta al dente in generously salted water (don’t overcook). Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium high heat until no longer pink. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds. Drain off any excess grease.

  3. Turn heat down to medium and stir in creamed corn, tomato sauce, enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, green chilies, and spices. Turn heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

  4. Stir in cream cheese until melted, then stir in ¾ cup cheddar cheese and 1 cup pepper jack cheese until melted. Add pasta and stir until evenly coated.

  5. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and add pasta. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes then broil until cheese is golden.

  6. Garnish with tortilla strips and other desired toppings.


  • Calories: 1095.19kcal
  • Fat: 47.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 23.53g
  • Trans Fat: 1.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 113.29g
  • Fiber: 17.65g
  • Sugar: 16.39g
  • Protein: 57.90g
  • Cholesterol: 143.04mg
  • Sodium: 1296.65mg
  • Calcium: 598.74mg
  • Potassium: 1959.31mg
  • Iron: 9.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 316.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 69.28mg
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