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Mexican Pasta Bake with Black Beans and Sausage

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Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own.

Mexican Mac and Cheese Casserole with Black Beans and Sausage. Quick and easy-to-make pasta bake dinner, great for leftovers!

I made this recipe for my guest-post at Better Homes and Gardens – Delish Dish Blog – and I liked this dish so much! I’ve been eating this pasta casserole for lunch this week at work, enjoying it immensely! The recipe is definitely a winner!


This Mexican pasta casserole is so ridiculously easy to make and so tasty – you’ll want to add it to your regular recipe rotation right away! If you love Mexican flavors, and if you want a delicious recipe that takes no time to make and produces quite a lot of food (12 servings), then make this amazing Mexican Mac and Cheese Casserole:

I’ve made very minor changes to the original BHG recipe: I only added a can of black beans and some diced green chiles! I am also providing a gluten-free option for this recipe – you can find all my basic changes by clicking here. The recipe is gluten-free friendly – all you need to do is to use gluten-free brown-rice penne instead of rigatoni pasta.

To enjoy the recipe, make sure to head over to the Better Homes & Garden’s Delish Dish blog by clicking here!

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own.



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  • I am a fan of pasta with beans. My American husband thinks it is an odd combination but I disagree with him. I think they compliment each other very well. In my home country, we make soup with both and also eat both together as sides.
    Yours look so good. I have to try this!

  • Liz March 5, 2015, 6:22 pm

    Another fabulous casserole! This nasty weather demands comfort food every night!

  • Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine March 5, 2015, 8:18 pm

    What a fun twist on Mexican. I love how colorful it is!

  • Juliana March 5, 2015, 9:03 pm

    Nice and hearty casserole…love all the ingredients in it…looks delicious Julia!
    Hope you are enjoying your week 🙂

  • [email protected] March 6, 2015, 8:34 am

    What a delicious casserole! I love that you combined pasta with Mexican flavors.

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout March 6, 2015, 10:48 am

    This looks beyond amazing! Love the Mexican/pasta combo 🙂

  • Lily Lau March 6, 2015, 6:46 pm

    Seems so tasty, Julia! Can’t wait to prepare it!

  • Ashley March 8, 2015, 4:28 pm

    This is my kind of pasta! Love the mexican flavors you have here!

  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking March 11, 2015, 7:26 am

    Yum! I love a noodle bake and you just upped the ante by making it Mexican! Irresistible! I’ll have to shake up taco night with this bake! Pinned!

  • [email protected] Riffs March 11, 2015, 11:39 am

    Never met a mac ‘n cheese that I didn’t like. Have never tried a Mexican one, however. I need to! This looks terrific — thanks.

  • jessica knott (Swanky Recipes) March 11, 2015, 2:10 pm

    Mexican food is my favorite! This seriously looks delish!

  • Daniela March 11, 2015, 4:46 pm

    Oh your casseroles, Julia. So tasty and tempting.
    Love this perfect comfort food.

  • Monica March 11, 2015, 10:58 pm

    Pasta casserole sounds great and I love the flavors here. I really like the black beans you’ve added!

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