Tex Mex Pasta Bake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 364.2
  • Total Fat: 19.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.1 mg
  • Sodium: 547.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 15.8 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Tex Mex Pasta Bake calories by ingredient


Quick and easy for a weeknight meal. Quick and easy for a weeknight meal.
Number of Servings: 12


    1 (9-ounce) package Creamed Spinach, defrosted according to package directions
    1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    5 cups cooked penne pasta
    1 (16-ounce) jar salsa
    1 pound ground beef, cooked, drained and crumbled
    1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese


Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).

Combine creamed spinach and cream cheese in medium bowl. Combine pasta, salsa, beef, tomato sauce and chili powder in large bowl. Spoon 1/2 of pasta mixture into 13 x 9-inch baking pan; top with spinach mixture. Top with remaining pasta; cover.

Bake for 30 minutes; uncover. Sprinkle with cheese; bake for additional 5 minutes.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOIRALEIGH.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I love this recipe. Use lowfat cheeses, lowfat creamed spinach, and lower carb pasta for a healthier version. - 8/12/09

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    Very Good
    Yum! - 7/27/09