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Baked Cheesy Enchilada Chicken Penne

baked cheesy enchilada chicken penne Entree
Baked Cheesy Enchilada Chicken Penne
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 10

Want enchilada flavor with the family-friendly ease of a pasta bake? Look no further! This cheesy chicken dinner fits the bill. MORE+ LESS-

August 31, 2017

Ingredients

12
oz uncooked penne pasta (3 3/4 cups)
12
oz Kraft™ Velveeta™ original cheese product, cut in 1/2-inch cubes (from 16-oz package)
2
cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)
1
cup milk
3
cups shredded cooked chicken
1
can (19 oz) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
4
tablespoons butter, melted
1
package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
2
tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
Lime wedges, chopped fresh cilantro leaves and sour cream, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time; drain and set aside.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large microwavable bowl, mix cheese cubes, 1 cup of the shredded cheese and the milk. Microwave uncovered on High 4 minutes; stir, then microwave in 30-second intervals until cheese melts and mixture is easily stirred smooth.
  • 3
    Gently stir pasta into cheese sauce. Pour mixture into baking dish.
  • 4
    In large bowl, mix chicken, enchilada sauce, green chiles, butter and taco seasoning mix. Spoon over pasta mixture in baking dish.
  • 5
    Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until bubbling at edges (165°F in center). Top with remaining 1 cup shredded cheese. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with green onions. Serve with remaining ingredients.
  • The quick microwaved cheese sauce in this recipe is great for many other applications as well. Toss with cooked pasta and serve as is, drizzle over cooked potato nuggets, or serve with tortilla chips as an easy nacho cheese sauce.

Expert Tips

  • To keep this casserole family-friendly, we used Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce. If you prefer more of a kick, opt for Old El Paso™ medium or hot enchilada sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
13g
66%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
1190mg
50%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
7g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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