Just wait until you sink your teeth into this easy, cheesy delight!

Bean and Pasta Bake

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Our Family whole grain pasta of choice such as penne or rotini
  • 1 block ( 8 ounces) Our Family Neufchâtel cream cheese
  • 1 can (10 oz or 14.5 oz) Our Family diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Our Family chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can Our Family no salt added pinto beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Our Family Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Our Family Mexican cheese blend, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.  Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, in a large bowl, combine the Neufchâtel cream cheese, diced tomatoes, green chiles, and onion.   If the Neufchâtel is too stiff, microwave for 30 seconds until softened.  Stir until well combined.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add the pasta, beans, and one cup of cheese to the Neufchâtel mixture.  Stir gently until evenly combined.  
  4. Coat a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and spoon into the baking dish. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese melted.