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Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

This Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake is the perfect quick fix dinner that everyone loves. With great flavors and simple ingredients, you’ll love making this yummy recipe!

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you family friendly Mexican style recipes. I always love creating weeknight dinners, because I know how crazy weekdays can get while the kids are in school with all of their activities. This is a great one you can even whip up in advance and bake when you need it.

Cheesy goodness packed with great Mexican flavors. Love this one. Hope you enjoy!

How To Prepare This Rigatoni Bake


5 ingredients are all you’ll need to make this simple dinner recipe. Seriously! I used Old El Paso’s Chicken Taco Seasoning. That’s the only seasoning you need for the whole recipe.


I used some rigatoni noodles, any small pasta noodle will do.


Add cooked pasta back to dutch oven or large bowl.


Stir in tomatoes with chilies.


Chicken up next.


Chicken Taco Seasoning into the pot.


Sprinkle in the chopped cilantro and give a good stir.


Pour half into a 9×13 inch baking dish.


Add a layer of cheese.


Mmm ๐Ÿ™‚


Top with remaining pasta, top with more cheese and time to bake!


Gorgeous cheesy goodness.


The family is going to love this one!



Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake is the perfect quick fix dinner that everyone loves. With great flavors and simple ingredients, you'll love making this yummy recipe!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cajun chicken pasta recipe, chicken pasta bake, chicken pasta dishes, chicken rigatoni, easy dinner ideas, easy dinner recipes, pasta bake, pasta bake dishes, pasta bake recipe, pasta bake with chicken
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 499 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 pound dry rigatoni pasta
  • two 10 ounce cans diced tomatoes with chilies mild
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Chicken Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar and mozzarella mixed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9ร—13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to package direction, drain and transfer back to pot. Add diced tomatoes, chicken, taco seasoning and cilantro. Mix to combine. Transfer half to baking dish. Top with a layer of cheese then layer with remaining pasta. Top with the rest of the cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and hot. Remove and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 384mg17%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 685IU14%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 422mg42%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Medeja says:

    yummy! Looks like a really satisfying dish!

  2. 2
    Maria says:

    Great weeknight meal!

  3. 3

    I know my family would love to come home to this dish after a long day!

  4. 4

    Great back to school dinner!

  5. 5
    Matt says:

    The perfect easy weeknight dinner for the family!

  6. 6

    I love your quick fix dinner jenny!

  7. 7

    This is so great after a busy day!

  8. 8

    This looks soooo good! I love how easy and quick it is!

  9. 9

    I love the simplicity of this deliciousness!!! Come to mama!

  10. 10

    The perfect weeknight meal!! Looks so delicious!

  11. 11

    You always have the best quick, weeknight meals. I can’t wait to give this one a try!

  12. 12
    Gaby Dalkin says:

    This recipe combines so many of my favorite flavors and foods at once and I NEED to try it!

  13. 13

    This recipe is my favorite comfortable food and it`s just incredibly easy! And if there is something perfect in the world, it`s a combination of pasta, tomatoes and cheese!

  14. 14
    Stephanie says:

    This was awesome! It was quick and my kiddos gobbled it up with a side of veggies.

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