Vegetarian Tex-Mex Pasta Bake
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
All the delicious Tex-Mex flavors mixed together with pasta and baked until the cheese melts to pull it all together.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) small shell pasta noodles
  • 2 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) corn
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Garnish: - avocado(s)**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Cook the pasta, as directed. Drain and rinse with cool water. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Open and drain the black beans and corn. Open the diced tomatoes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, minced onion, garlic powder, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour over the cooked pasta in the baking dish and carefully combine. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Vegetarian Tex-Mex Pasta Bake with avocado garnish and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open and drain 4 cans of black beans and 2 cans of corn. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the black beans, corn, and diced tomatoes with 2 Tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp garlic powder, 4 Tbsp chili powder and 2 tsp ground cumin. Season with salt and pepper.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the cooked pasta
  • Half of the bean-tomato mixture
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the shredded cheese on top for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when made with small shell gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Vegetarian Tex-Mex Pasta Bake

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and bake at 400 F for 15 minutes.
Serve with avocado garnish and side salad.

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