Firehouse Chili Pasta Bake

  • Servings: 10

Warm the bellies of everyone in your household on a cold, winter night with this chunky Ziti chili dish.


16 ozSan Giorgio® Ziti
1/2 lblean ground beef
1 cupchopped green pepper
1/2 cuponion, chopped
2 eachgarlic cloves, chopped
1 Tbspchili powder
1/2 tspsalt
1/4 tspfreshly ground black pepper
14 ozkidney beans, drained, rinsed
14 ozdiced tomatoes, undrained
12 ozmild salsa
2 cupsMonterrey Jack cheese, shredded


  1. Heat oven to 375º F.  Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium heat, cook meat, green pepper, onion, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper for 10 minutes; or until vegetables are tender and meat is thoroughly cooked, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in kidney beans, tomatoes and salsa; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.
  4. In 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, stir together pasta and sauce until well blended; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts.