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Cheesy Mexican Rigatoni Bake

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This cheesy Mexican rigatoni bake is so easy to throw together and loaded with black beans, spicy sausage, and yummy Mexican flavors!


  • 12 ounces rigatoni pasta
  • 8 ounces chorizo or ground pork sausage
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 4-ounce can green chiles
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk (I used fat free half & half)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • optional toppings: cilantro, sour cream, salsa
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. Cook rigatoni pasta according to package directions and drain. Add pasta to a large bowl.
  • In a large greased pan or skillet, saute onions, poblano peppers, and chorizo or sausage 3-4 minutes until meat is browned. Transfer to a pasta bowl and set aside.
  • In the same pan, melt butter. Stir in flour until mixture clumps together. Gradually whisk in milk over medium heat until thickened. Stir in cumin, chili powder, and salt. 
  • Add mixture to the pasta bowl. Add beans and green chiles and stir to combine everything. Spread mixture in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Serve warm with desired toppings.
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