Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mexican Cheesy Pasta

Kid Friendly Mexican Cheesy Pasta

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

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