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Overhead view of the Chili Pasta Recipe showing Pasta wheels, kidney beans and vegan cheese piled on a while plate and a fork.
5 from 6 votes

Chili Pasta Recipe - Casserole

This Chili Pasta Recipe is a nice comforting main dish that is also an easy to make casserole. Bake up a spicy batch for dinner. Easily doubled for a large gathering too.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Comfort Food, Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 572kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 8 ounces rotelle or any other small pasta
  • 15 ounces kidney beans - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces whole kernel corn - 1 can, drained and rinsed, or 1 ear of corn shucked and cut from the cob
  • 1 ½ cup Roma tomatoes - about 4 Roma's, diced or i 15 ounce can
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated vegan cheddar type cheese


  • Drizzle the oil into a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and saute about 5 minutes watching so that the garlic does not burn. Remove from heat.
  • While the onion is sauteeing cook the rotelle pasta as directed on the package until cooked al dente.
  • Drain the pasta and set aside.
  • To a large bowl add the cooked onion and garlic, drained kidney beans, the drained (or fresh) corn, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable broth, and spices. Stir until well mixed.
  • Add the cooked pasta and lightly toss until well incorporated.
  • Lightly oil a 9"x13" baking dish.
  • Pour the chili pasta mixture into a 9×13 dish.
  • Spread it out evenly with a spatula and sprinkle with the vegan cheese.
  • Place in preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Spoon into serving dishes at the stove or at the table.


Enjoy the food and the compliments! This can be easily doubled or tripled for a larger gathering too.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1100mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 5.5mg