Cheesy Southwest Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Southwest Chicken Casserole

Serve chicken and pasta casserole for your family's Southwest cuisine night - a cheesy meal.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

5

servings

3
cups uncooked mafalda (mini-lasagna noodle) pasta (6 ounces)
1
cup frozen whole kernel corn
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3
cup milk
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
large roma (plum) tomato, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
jar (16 ounces) double Cheddar cheese pasta sauce
1
package (9 ounces) frozen cooked smoke-flavor chicken breast strips
1
cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces)
  1. Heat oven to 350ยบ. Spray rectangular baking dish, 11x7x1 1/2 inches, with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Mix pasta and remaining ingredients except cheese in large bowl. Spoon into baking dish.
  3. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly.
Makes 5 servings
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Do-Ahead
To make ahead, omit the milk and mix uncooked pasta, 1 1/4 cups water and the remaining ingredients (except cheese) in the sprayed dish. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours. Increase the first bake time to 1 hour, then add cheese and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer.
Did You Know
Mafalda looks like mini-lasagna noodles and can come in long ribbons or short pieces. Use the short variety for this recipe. If you don't have mafalda on hand, you can use another pasta of a similar size, such as gemelli, rotini or mostaccioli.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 490
    • (Calories from Fat 215),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,),
  • Cholesterol 100mg;
  • Sodium 1110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.