EASY FIESTA PASTA BAKE

Easy Fiesta Pasta Bake The Southern Lady Cooks

This easy fiesta pasta bake is full of creamy cheese, spices, and ground beef. My family loves this dish. It really makes the perfect weeknight dinner and it’s budget-friendly. It’s quick and full of flavor. It’s also super versatile in that you can add in or take our what your family likes and dislikes. I love dishes like this because they are simple, no fuss and delicious!

Fiesta Pasta Bake Ingredients Needed:

Ground beef

Wide egg noodles

Mild Rotel tomatoes

Can of Campbell’s condensed Fiesta Nacho cheese soup

Whipping cream

Diced onion

Garlic powder

Cumin

Chili powder

Shredded Fiesta cheese (taco blend)

Recipe Notes: We make this dish with lean ground beef but you can easily use ground turkey or even ground chicken. If you want to make this dish spicy, you can use hot Rotel tomatoes. You can also use any flavor of shredded cheese that your family enjoys.

If you like this recipe, you may want to try our sloppy joe pasta casserole. It’s also super easy and very budget-friendly.

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Easy Fiesta Pasta Bake The Southern Lady Cooks

Easy Fiesta Pasta Bake The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 3 votes

Easy Fiesta Pasta Bake

This simple pasta bake is full of creamy cheese, spices and ground beef. It will become a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Fiesta Pasta Bake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of lean ground beef
  • 12 ounces of wide egg noodles
  • 1 10 ounce can of mild Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 10 ounce can of Campbell's condensed fiesta nacho cheese soup
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 2 cups of shredded fiesta cheese taco blend

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X13 baking dish. Brown onions and ground beef over medium heat. Add garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder to the meat mixture. Drain off any grease.
  • Cook noodles according to package and drain. In a bowl, mix together ground beef, Fiesta soup, Rotel tomatoes (do not drain tomatoes), and whipping cream. Stir in noodles and a cup of shredded cheese.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9X13 casserole dish and top with remainder of cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes until warmed through and cheese is melted.

Notes

If you can't find the Fiesta Nacho soup, you can use Campbell's cheese soup. If you want a kick, add hot Rotel tomatoes. This dish is great garnished with sour cream.

 

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12 Comments

  1. 2 thumbs up! My second favorite pasta recipe.5 stars

  2. Well, this is a keeper! My son came back for seconds and said “This is a winner!” I said “Winner, winner Mexican dinner!” This will be in my monthly rotations.
    Thank you!!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So glad it was such a hit!!!

  3. I am unable to find the fiesta soup. Is there a substitute you could recommend?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Kay,

      You can use regular canned cheese soup or some melted queso for this dish. Hope that helps! Thanks!

  4. Cheryl Mallie says:

    Please do not exclude the cute Southern Lady silhouette with her hair tied up and her apron on and her recipe book and spoon in her hands! I know you are changing your logo, which I think is a terrible idea, but PLEASE don’t exclude her!!!!
    Your font for The Southern Ladies Cook is quite nice, but without the cute Southern Lady silhouette it just doesn’t work. Is your mother still part of this? Or has she decided to retire, or perhaps semi-retire?
    I love so many of the recipes! My father’s side of my family are from North Carolina and I spent 15 years (not long enough) in Tennessee, so these recipes are a God-send to me. Thank you so much for continuing your mothers’ legacy.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hello Cheryl,

      I feel like maybe you haven’t taken the time to really visit our new website. Our mother is still very much apart of this website.. which it clearly says on our about us page. She has absolutely not retired. Also.. she never liked the little southern lady logo and was THRILLED when we changed it….so sorry you were so attached to it.. it was only on our website about 2 years out of 14. This is a family business and always has been. Glad you enjoy the recipes and have a great day.

  5. Could you use chicken instead of ground beef?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I would think so.

  6. Made it over the weekend! Delicious! This dish is a definite keeper. Thanks!!5 stars

  7. Could I sub sour cream for whipping cream?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You can certainly try it. Thanks!