Quick and Easy Cheesy Pasta and Bean Casserole

Cheesy pasta and bean casserole recipe

The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
715 Calories
16g Fat
107g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 715
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 1874mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 107g 39%
Dietary Fiber 20g 73%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 535mg 41%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 1617mg 34%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne pasta

  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 2 (16-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained

  • 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
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  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
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