Cowgirl Casserole

When I host our Cowgirl Book Club girls night, a Salad Supper just won't do. These Cowgirls love my Cowgirl Casserole and this is what they want every time it is my turn to host. This casserole is filled with chicken, vegetables and a great flavor blend with a fantastic cheese sauce. So today you are invited to help me in the kitchen when I make this awesome casserole. Sure hope you enjoy your time here and the recipe.

Cowgirl Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Casserole Has The Best Flavor

Cowgirl Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Cowgirl Casserole
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
Recipe Tips:
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

Cowgirl Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pour Into A Oil Sprayed 9 X 13 Baking Dish

Cowgirl Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Just Out Of The Oven

Cowgirl Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Let Cool Before Serving

Cowgirl Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Serve

Cowgirl Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Cowgirl Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I sure did enjoy having you in my kitchen today, it is always so much fun to have you visit. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Good Afternoon Miz Helen, Now I wonder, would you mind if I presented this recipe to my husband as Cowboy Casserole? I just know he will love it as he is an avid watcher of cowboy films... actually both his brothers are the same, they were brought up on cowboy films and their grand dad also told them cowboy stories when they were boys. I think I will invite them all around next time they are here in town and cook this dish for them.
    They will love it.
    Best Wishes

  2. I can see why your book club friends always want you to make this, Miz Helen! It sounds so flavorful!

  3. My oh my! I think they probably would love for you to host EVERY time. What a wonderful dish...creamy and so much flavor. Your photos are beautiful too. SO glad you shared with us at Weekend Potluck. Hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend Dear.

  4. This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing, I will try this soon. I think this may be the first time I have visited your blog and couldn't help but notice on your sidebar a recipe for Cabbage and Sausage Stew. That too looks like a recipe I would want to try. I was just gifted with some sausage and this will definitely be the recipe I use it in. I'm loving your blog.



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