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Linda Bonwill

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Mexican Cheesy Pasta

Shredded Beef and Fire Roasted Salsa

This is my kid friendly recipe.  It is filled with lots of cheese that every kid or grown up would love to put in their stomachs.  Definitely spells comfort and also family approved.

Serves 4

10 Minutes

20 Minutes

  • 1/2 lb pasta, ( I used small penne)
  • 2 TBS cooking oil
  • 1 package Del Real Shredded Beef, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground basil
  • 1/2 tsp ground parsley
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 TBS Del Real Fire Roasted Salsa
  • 2 cups favorite red pasta sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 8 ozs Mexican Blend shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. In medium saucepan, heat approx 6 cups of water on high heat. Cover and bring to boil. Approx 5 mins. Add pasta and cook until done. Aprox. 8 - 10 mins. Drain. Pasta will continue to cook in oven. 3. In large (oven safe skillet) heat oil on med/high heat. Add beef, garlic, basil, parsley, cumin, salsa and red sauce. Stir and heat while pasta is cooking. Add drained pasta, stir. Stir in ricotta cheese and sprinkle Mexican blend over top. Bake for 15 mins. Remove and serve with cilantro leaves. Serves 4 hungry kids Kid Friendly Category