Mexican Pasta Casserole

Mexican Pasta Casserole -- Epicurean VeganI’ve made a similar casserole, but I didn’t have all of the ingredients. I changed things up given what I had to work with. I love how easy and delicious these kinds of casseroles are—they make for the perfect winter meal.

INGREDIENTS:
Sauce:
1  14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (or a can of Rotel with green chilies), undrained
1/2 C Tofutti sour cream + any extra for serving on top
1/4 C nutritional yeast
1 packet of seasoning mix (taco, burrito or fajita)
1/2 C shredded  Daiya pepper jack cheese
1/4 C almond milk
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
The rest:
2 C uncooked pasta (any variety—I had a mixture of ziti and elbow mac)
1 Tbs olive oil (I used chipotle-flavored)
2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
1/2 of a bell pepper (any variety—I used orange), chopped
1/2 C onion, chopped
1-1/2 to 2 C mushrooms, chopped or sliced
1  15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
4-5 green onions, sliced
1 C cilantro leaves
Optional ingredients: black olives, diced avocados or guacamole

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375. While cooking the pasta, heat the olive oil and garlic in a large skillet. Over medium heat, saute the bell pepper and onions until they begin to soften, then add the black beans.

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Cook for another 3-4 minutes, then add the mushrooms.

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Cook until the mushroom cook down a little—just a couple of minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients and mix well. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet, along with the sauce; blend well. Transfer to a 13×9″ baking dish.

Mexican Pasta Casserole -- Epicurean Vegan

Cover and bake for 20-25 minutes. Top servings with some green onions and cilantro and any other optional ingredients. Enjoy!

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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • Sauce:
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (or a can of Rotel with green chilies), undrained
  • ½ C Tofutti sour cream + any extra for serving on top
  • ¼ C nutritional yeast
  • 1 packet of seasoning mix (taco, burrito or fajita)
  • ½ C shredded Daiya pepper jack cheese
  • ¼ C almond milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • The rest:
  • 2 C uncooked pasta (any variety---I had a mixture of ziti and elbow mac)
  • 1 Tbs olive oil (I used chipotle-flavored)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • ½ of a bell pepper (any variety---I used orange), chopped
  • ½ C onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 to 2 C mushrooms, chopped or sliced
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4-5 green onions, sliced
  • 1 C cilantro leaves
  • Optional ingredients: black olives, diced avocados or guacamole
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. While cooking the pasta, heat the olive oil and garlic in a large skillet. Over medium heat, saute the bell pepper and onions until they begin to soften, then add the black beans.
  3. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, then add the mushrooms.
  4. Cook until the mushroom cook down a little---just a couple of minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients and mix well.
  6. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet, along with the sauce; blend well.
  7. Transfer to a 13x9" baking dish.
  8. Cover and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Top servings with some green onions and cilantro and any other optional ingredients. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Laura says

    Sooo good and easy! Even my carnivorous family loved it. I added chili powder and crushed red pepper because I only had regular cheddar daiya cheese. Can’t wait for the leftovers.

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