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Santa Fe Chicken-Tortellini Casserole

A zesty cheese sauce coats tender pockets of tortellini, crisp-tender veggies and flavorful chicken.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
cups broccoli flowerets
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4
cup milk
3/4
cup Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
teaspoon ground cumin
4
cups cut-up cooked chicken
3/4
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (3 oz)
1/2
cup shredded Colby cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup crushed tortilla chips, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain tortellini as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook broccoli, onion and bell pepper in oil about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender. Remove broccoli mixture from skillet.
  • 3 In same skillet, cook flour and remaining 2 tablespoons oil over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Stir in milk, broth and cumin. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, tortellini and broccoli mixture. Spoon into casserole.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 25 to 35 minutes, sprinkling with Colby cheese and tortilla chips for last several minutes of baking, until hot in center and cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain tortellini as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook broccoli, onion and bell pepper in oil about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender. Remove broccoli mixture from skillet.
  • 3 In same skillet, cook flour and remaining 2 tablespoons oil over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Stir in milk, broth and cumin. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, tortellini and broccoli mixture. Spoon into casserole.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 25 to 35 minutes, sprinkling with Colby cheese and tortilla chips for last several minutes of baking, until hot in center and cheese is melted.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Use broken tortilla chips from the bottom of the bag in this casserole. Or put whole chips in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.