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Southwest Creamy Pasta Bake Recipe

Southwest Creamy Pasta Bake Recipe

“I like to cook a package of boneless chicken breasts in the microwave, then dice it up and store in freezer bags. On hectic nights, just pull one out and thaw in the microwave for a real timesaver with quick, tasty recipes like this.” Patty Putter - Marion, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10 ounces) green enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain pasta; stir into chicken mixture.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 550 calories, 26 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 1,103 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.