Quick and Easy Cheesy Pasta and Bean Casserole

Cheesy pasta and bean casserole recipe

The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

A super quick and easy vegetarian pasta casserole recipe. This is a great way to use up any leftover cooked pasta you have lying around. Just "dump" a few ingredients into a dish and bake. Although you do have to cook the pasta beforehand, this baked pasta casserole only has five ingredients, so it really can be a time saver on a busy night.

What to do with all the extra time you'll have on hand by preparing such a simple and easy dinner as this one? Make a fresh green salad to go along with it or try baking a simple whole wheat dinner roll. Why not?

This pasta and bean casserole recipe courtesy of Bush's® Beans.


  • 1 (16-ounce) package penne pasta
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    Ingredients for cheesy pasta
    The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to saucepan.

    Prepare pasta
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  3. Stir in diced tomatoes, kidney beans, and spaghetti sauce.

  4. Transfer to 2-quart baking dish and top with shredded mozzarella.

    Transfer to baking dish
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  5. Bake until cheese is melted and golden, about 40 minutes.

    Bake casserole
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  6. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve and enjoy
    The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii