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Easy Fajita Pasta Bake

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6

Classic fajita fixings add extra flavor to cheesy baked pasta. ...MORE+ LESS-

Holly Lofthouse
November 14, 2016

Ingredients

2
cups thinly sliced red and green bell peppers
1
small white onion, chopped
2
cups uncooked penne pasta (6 oz)
1
lb shredded cooked chicken breast
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
cup whipping cream
1
cup shredded Colby-Monterey jack cheese blend (4 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Spray 10- to 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add 2 cups thinly sliced red and green bell peppers and 1 small white onion, chopped, to skillet; cook and stir about 10 minutes or until tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, cook 2 cups uncooked penne pasta as directed on package until al dente. Drain.
  • 4
    In large bowl, toss together cooked pasta, bell peppers and onion, 1 lb shredded cooked chicken breast, 1 package Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix and 1 cup whipping cream until combined. Pour into baking dish.
  • 5
    Sprinkle 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey jack cheese blend (4 oz) evenly over top.
  • 6
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • Plan ahead! This recipe calls for shredded cooked chicken!
  • Top pasta with sour cream, salsa or fresh chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
358.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15.2g
23%
Saturated Fat
8.3g
41%
Cholesterol
103.3mg
34%
Sodium
183.6mg
8%
Potassium
333.6mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
21.7g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
32.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
69.30%
69%
Calcium
17.40%
17%
Iron
6.20%
6%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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