Southwestern Pasta Casserole

Southwestern Pasta Casserole ~ National Noodle Day 

Did you know it was National Noodle Day?  Don't feel bad if you didn't....I didn't either until a few weeks ago.  😉  But now, since I know, I felt it only fitting to share a noodle recipe with you today and not only am I sharing a recipe with you but so are 11 other bloggers ~ so sit back, check out my Southwestern Pasta Casserole Recipe and then visit all the other wonderful blogs to get their recipes.  Now....let's all cheer for the versatile noodle {if any of you were cheerleaders feel free to pull out your pompoms and do a little dance!}. 

Southwestern Pasta Casserole


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Southwestern Pasta Casserole

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  • 12 ounces pasta such as rotini or ziti
  • 1 can chili 15 ounces no beans
  • 1 can 10 ounces mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coat a 2 ¼ quart baking dish with butter or oil.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix chili, enchilada sauce, cilantro and ½ cup cheese.
  • Stir in pasta.
  • Place in baking dish and cover with foil.
  • Bake 45 minutes.
  • Remove foil and add remaining cheese.
  • Bake until cheese is melted; approximately 5 minutes.
  • Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
  • May add sour cream and cilantro before serving if desired.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Author: Mary Beth

National Noodle Day


The other Noodle Divas:

Domestically Speaking //  Redhead Can Decorate  //  Town and Country Living

Yesterday on Tuesday  //  Cupcakes and Crinoline  //  Yellow Bliss Road

Setting for Four  //  Bombshell Bling  //  Clean and Scentsible

Katie's Cucina  //  My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  //  The Lily Pad Cottage

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  1. Julie Fiato says:

    I don't know why I like being called a noodle diva, but I do! lol Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, MB. Pinning for later to make for the family!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'm so glad you like being a Noodle Diva ~ it makes us sounds official 😉

  2. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    The guys in my life would LOVE this! Pinning!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Maryann!

  3. Oh this looks fabulous!! Pinning and making hopefully this week! Thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Kristin!

  4. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says:

    Now this is what I call comfort food! There must be a canned vegetarian chili I can use for this recipe! 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I have never used tofu (ever!) but I wonder if you could make a tofu chili to substitute?!? 🙂

  5. I think you hit a home run with this one, MB. My boys would gobble this up! Thanks and needless to say, I'm pinning!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Malia!

  6. This looks so flavourful Mary Beth!! My boys will love this! I love that it's a casserole too!

  7. YUM! I love Mexican flavors with pasta!