Mexican Cheesy Pasta

This is one of my favorite dinners to serve up because it makes everyone happy and super full. I know the pan aint fancy, but the way it looks is not as important as how it tastes. And let’s be real; this pasta will blow your mind. Oh and I’m thinking of doing a segment of “Pantry Meals” where I try to incorporate easy ingredients and things you would have on hand. Let me know what you think of that. 


  • Less than 1 box of pasta(3/4)
  • 1 Jar of marinara sauce
  • Morning star chipotle black bean crumble
  • Cheese!! (Mozzarella, Munster and Parmesan)
  • Corn (optional)

Cook the pasta and drain. Sauté the fake meat in olive oil and when mostly defrosted, add a bit of marinara sauce and corn. I used tonnelis vodka sauce because it’s the best stuff ever and I could practically drink it straight. Which I’ve never done because I’m not crazy. But it is the best pasta sauce that I keep stacked up in my pantry. 

Now that all the ingredients are ready, add the pasta to ur pan and add half of the marinara sauce and some cheese. Mix and flatten. Layer marinara sauce on top like so.

Add the delicious, flavorful, fake meat. Tip: Cook the whole package and only use half.  Save half in your fridge for tomorrow’s dinner. You can make tacos or burritos. You can really do a lot with fake meat and the best part is that it can be eaten with cheese!! #score

Now LOAD UP THAT CHEESE, BABY!! I used 3 different types because I don’t mess around when it comes to cheese. 

Bake on 350 until the cheese darkens a bit on top and take a fork and the pan and eat the entire thing. No, really don’t, but it might be extremely tempting. Enjoy and serve it with salad since the load of carbs needs something light like a salad. Or just skip the salad. Ain’t nobody got time fo dat. 

Congrats on finding this winner☝🏻☝🏻 I mean cmon! Just look at it! **drooling on phone screen**