This Casserole Has The Best Flavor
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Serves 8 to 10
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
16 ounce bag dry pasta twirls, cooked and drained
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons butter
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 ( 8 ounce) box of Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can of cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 cup Long Horn or Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 cup tortilla chips, crushed
Oil Spray for the baking dish
Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
Chop the cooked chicken into bite size pieces, I like to use the breast meat it available.
Chop the onion, red and green bell pepper. Mince the garlic.
In a large skillet, melt the butter, then add the chopped vegetables and saute until the vegetables are soft. Add the minced garlic.
Add the diced tomatoes and green chilies, to the mix and blend well.
Add the cubed Velveeta cheese and stir constantly until the cheese is melted.
Add the chicken soup and sour cream mix well. When the chicken soup and sour cream have been incorporated, then add the chili powder, cumin and cayenne. Remove from heat and add the cooked pasta and mix well. When the pasta has been fully incorporated, then add 1/2 of the Long Horn or Sharp Cheddar and 1/2 of the Monterey Jack cheese. Mix well.
Spray a 9X13 baking dish with a cooking oil, then pour the casserole mix into the baking dish.
Mix the remaining Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese with the crushed tortilla chips.
Sprinkle the Cheese and tortilla chips on top of the casserole.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until the center of the casserole is bubbly.
Let the casserole cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Garnish with chopped green onions
The casserole can be frozen after baking for up to 3 months. Just thaw and reheat.
I could Just Eat This Sauce All By Itself
Pour Into A Oil Sprayed 9 X 13 Baking Dish
Just Out Of The Oven
Let Cool Before Serving
Ready To Serve
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