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 cupcakesandcrinoline.com


Southwestern Pasta Casserole

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Southwestern Pasta Casserole from cupcakesandcrinoline.com


  • 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.
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!