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A glass casserole dish filled with pasta shells, red chili, and topped with nut flour.
Baked Chili Pasta Casserole
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

This baked chili pasta casserole is full of warming spices and hearty beans. It is gluten free and vegetarian. 

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 357 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
Ingredients
  • 8 oz small shell pasta (I used Banza brand)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 c chopped onion
  • 1/4 c chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14.5oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
Topping
  • 1/2 c almond flour (or panko gluten free bread crumbs)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. Grease 7x10 inch baking dish with coconut oil.

  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.

  4. In large fry pan, add olive oil, onions, and green peppers, cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until they are soft. Then add minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Now, to the fry pan add chili powder, cumin, sea salt and black pepper, cook for 2 more minutes ( this just wakes up the spices). Next add in the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, stir well. Lastly add in black beans and pinto beans, simmer chili for another 10-15 minutes so all the flavors mix together.

  5. While chili is simmering, mix together in a small bowl topping ingredients, set aside.

  6. In prepared baking dish, add cooked pasta and chili, carefully mix well. Then sprinkle topping over the pasta/chili casserole. Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and casserole is warmed through. Add the almond flour topping for the last 10-15 minutes of baking.

  7. Serve and enjoy. Note: You can also freeze the leftovers and keep in freezer for up to one month.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chili Pasta Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 351mg15%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 10.4mg13%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.