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Mexican Rigatoni and Cheese

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Serving size: 1 cup
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 20 mins Cook 10 mins
Mexican Rigatoni and Cheese
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12  ounces  dried rigatoni pasta (4 cups)
  • 8  ounces  uncooked chorizo sausage
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1  medium  fresh poblano chile pepper
  • 3  tablespoons  butter
  • 3  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 2 1/2  cups  milk
  • 2  cups  shredded asadero or Monterey Jack cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 15  ounce can  black beans, rinsed and drained
  •  Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  •  Pico de Gallo
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Place pasta in a very large bowl; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook sausage, onion, and poblano pepper over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender and sausage is browned. Drain off fat. Add chorizo mixture to bowl with pasta.

3. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour, chili powder, and cumin. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese; stir until cheese melts. Pour over pasta in bowl. Add black beans. Stir to combine. Spoon pasta mixture into prepared dish.

4. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through (160 degrees F). If desired, sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro. Top each serving with Pico de Gallo.

Nutrition Facts (Mexican Rigatoni and Cheese)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 554,
  • Fat, total (g) 28,
  • chol. (mg) 72,
  • sat. fat (g) 13,
  • carb. (g) 51,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 11,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 26,
  • vit. A (IU) 680,
  • vit. C (mg) 43,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 137,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 812,
  • Potassium (mg) 649,
  • calcium (mg) 323,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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