Southwest Sausage Casserole

An easy everyday recipe loaded with great southwest taste. This southwest sausage casserole hits the spot with just the right spices, two types of beans and lots of cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: Southwest
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 1 pound sausage of choice
  • 8 oz pasta al dente type of choice
  • 1 onion medium
  • 2-4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 15 oz black beans rinsed
  • 15 oz Pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 10 oz RoTel
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheese of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 convection or 400 conventional. Cook 8 ozs of pasta of your choice al dente per package instructions.
  • Chop one medium or 1/2 large onion. Slice one pound sausage into 1/4 inch slices. In a large oven-safe pan heat two teaspoons oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and sausage to pan about 5 minutes until onion is clearing and sausage is browning some. Add 2-4 cloves of crushed garlic for last 1-2 minutes of cooking.
  • Add 15 oz of black beans drained and rinsed, 15 oz of pinto beans drained, 15 oz of diced tomatoes, and 10 oz Rotel. Add one cup shredded cheese of your choice, one tablespoon chili powder, and one teaspoon salt. Mix again.
  • Add in the cooked pasta. Again mix well. Then top with one cup shredded cheese of choice.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve with sour cream and other toppings.
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Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1809mg | Potassium: 920mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 4.9mg