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Chilli Pasta Bake

Two comfort foods together - pasta and chilli in this easy cheesy chilli pasta bake.

When I make Chilli con Carne I always make too much, but not to fuss, it certainly doesn't get wasted.

Chilli pasta bake

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Chilli Pasta Bake

Can you freeze Chilli con Carne?

Yes, of course, you can, but like any food allow it to cool completely and then pop it into a nice clean tub and freeze.

Then when you want a quick dinner all you have to do is defrost the chilli and reheat in the microwave but be sure to check that it is piping hot.

Or you can do as I did, preheat your oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6 but first up, you need some leftover Chilli con Carne

Top Tips!

Don't try to rush cooking your beef chilli because you need the flavours to come out. Always use good quality tinned tomatoes.

Balsamic vinegar adds a little sweetness to the dish but only add it you have one that's nice and thick consistency; otherwise, just add a tablespoon of regular tomato ketchup instead.

While you're reheating your leftover chilli cook some pasta in salted water as per packet instructions.

I like the spiral-shaped pasta but of course, you can use whatever shape you fancy.

Then drain the pasta and stir through your chilli. Put the lot into an ovenproof dish, and top with a mixture of Mozzarella and Cheddar.

Sprinkle over some paprika and cover with a lid or foil till it's heated through.

Remove the cover in the last 10 minutes or so until the cheese is golden and bubbling.

Serve with a side salad and enjoy.

Chilli con Carne recipes include these Quesadillas, a great way to use up leftover chilli. If you want to make a quick chilli then you will love Nigella's Quick Chilli con Carne recipe.

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Leftover Chilli con Carne

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Author: Jan Bennett
Chilli Pasta Bake

Chilli Pasta Bake

Two comfort foods together - pasta and chilli in this easy cheesy chilli pasta bake.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 45 Min

Ingredients

Preheat your oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6
  • Cooked and drained pasta spirals
  • Leftover Chilli con Carne
  • Mozzarella - grated 
  • Cheddar cheese - grated
  • a sprinkling of paprika

Instructions

  1. While you're reheating your leftover chilli cook some pasta in salted water as per packet instructions.
  2. I like the spiral-shaped pasta but of course, you can use whatever shape you fancy.
  3. Then drain the pasta and stir through your chilli. Put the lot into an ovenproof dish, and top with a mixture of Mozzarella and Cheddar.
  4. Sprinkle over some paprika and cover with a lid or foil and heat in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and pop it back into the oven for a further 10 minutes or so until the cheese is golden and bubbling.
  6. Serve with a side salad and enjoy.
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