It's nice to serve this zesty creamy casserole when you want a change from pasta dishes with a tomato sauce. The Cajun flavor really reflects this region of the country.—Jackie Turnage, New Iberia, Louisiana
8 ounces Mexican or plain Velveeta, cubed and divided
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
3/4 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
8 ounces fettuccine, cooked and drained
Grated Parmesan cheese
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the onions, green pepper, celery and garlic in butter until crisp-tender. Stir in flour until blended. Return beef to the pan. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 cup cheese, tomatoes, milk and Cajun seasoning. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add fettuccine; mix well. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Top with remaining American cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes or until heated through.