Thursday, January 31, 2013

Simple Suppers - Zesty Chili Bake

By Patricia

Do you ever feel like there are some nights when you just want to get dinner on the table with as little effort as possible? Of course you do, but you also want it to taste good and be filling.

I always think that this is where an easy to put-together casserole comes in. This casserole is embarrassingly easy to make, and you might just have everything you need to fix it right in your pantry.
The kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy this. If you make some corn bread with it, you'll have a complete and yummy winter supper.


3 cups uncooked pasta (tubes or spiral)
1 can (15oz.) chili with beans
1 jar (12oz.) chunky salsa
1 can (15oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (15oz.) diced tomatoes
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook pasta according to package direction, drain. In a large bowl, combine chili, salsa, corn and tomatoes, mix together. Add pasta, and toss to coat.
Transfer to a greased 2 -qt. casserole dish and sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees
for 25-30 minutes.

Makes 4-6 servings.


  1. Oh wow I do have everything to make it ill have to give this one a try looks good!

  2. Hi Betty!!
    This casserole really is good. It has a tiny bit of a zip from the salsa, but my 6 year old grandson loved it and he doesn't like anything "spicy".
    Enjoy :)

  3. I bet LW would love this he likes savory food. Looks easy to make too I like that part :)