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Baked Cheesy Enchilada Chicken Penne

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Baked Cheesy Enchilada Chicken Penne
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 10
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Want enchilada flavour with the family-friendly ease of a pasta bake? Look no further! This cheesy chicken dinner fits the bill. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3 3/4 cups uncooked penne pasta
340 g Kraft™ Velveeta™ original cheese product, cut in 1/2-inch cubes (from 450 g package)
2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend
1 cup milk
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 1/3 cups enchilada sauce
1 can (127 mL) Old El Paso™ chopped green chilies
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 package 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 chilies, 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 centre). Top with remaining 1 cup shredded cheese. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with green onions. Serve with remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • 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.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 10
Calories
490
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23
Saturated Fat
13
Trans Fat
0.5
Cholesterol
100
Sodium
1190
Dietary Fiber
1
Sugars
7
Protein
29
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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