Quick and Easy Cheesy Pasta and Bean Casserole

Macaroni, broccoli, kidney beans, tomato sauce, onions and garlic in baking dish
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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: about 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?

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

Ingredients

  • 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. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to saucepan.

  3. Stir in diced tomatoes, kidney beans and spaghetti sauce. Transfer to 2-quart baking dish and top with shredded mozzarella. Bake until cheese is melted and golden, about 40 minutes.

Enjoy your easy pasta bake for dinner!