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Easy Fajita Pasta Bake

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Easy Fajita Pasta Bake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6
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Classic fajita fixings add extra flavor to cheesy baked pasta.
Aug 18, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thinly sliced red and green bell peppers
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 lb (500 g) shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 package Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey jack cheese blend

Steps

  • 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, shredded cooked chicken breast, taco seasoning mix and whipping cream until combined. Pour into baking dish.
  • 5
    Sprinkle shredded cheese blend evenly over top.
  • 6
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Plan ahead! This recipe calls for shredded cooked chicken!
  • Tip 2
    Top pasta with sour cream, salsa or fresh chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Information

358.4 Calories, 15.2g Total Fat, 32.6g Protein, 21.7g Total Carbs, 3.4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 servings
Calories
358.4
Total Fat
15.2g
Saturated Fat
8.3g
Cholesterol
103.3mg
Sodium
184mg
Total Carbs
21.7g
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
32.6g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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