dish
Chili, Chicken and Cheddar Baked Pasta

6
Serves
549
Calories
16
Nutrients
16
Vitamins

Ingredients

1 pound farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño chili pepper
1/2 cup diced Canadian bacon
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 teaspoon adobo sauce
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups reduced-fat 2% milk
1 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded low-fat Monterey jack cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken breast

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spray a large baking dish with nonstick spray.

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until it is al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. Meanwhile, in a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, chili pepper and bacon and cook until the peppers soften, about 4 minutes. Add the scallions and cook 1 minute more.

4. Stir in the adobo sauce, flour, chili powder and cumin and cook for 1 minute.

5. Gradually whisk in the milk and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup of each cheese and cilantro. Stir in the cooked pasta and chicken.

6. Spoon the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 to 15 minutes.
(This can be prepared in advance and stored unbaked in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.)

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
Calories
549
Protein
37 g
Total Carbohydrate
66 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
Soluble Fiber
2 g
Insoluble Fiber
2 g
Sugar
8 g
Total Fat
16 g
Saturated Fat
8 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
70 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
27 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
48 %
Percent Calories from Fat
26 %
Vitamin A
2524 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
1 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
1 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
8 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
0 mcg
Vitamin C
73 mg
Vitamin D
39 IU
Folate
172 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Vitamin K
26 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
Calcium
461 mg
Iron
3 mg
Phosphorus
363 mg
Potassium
533 mg
Sodium
524 mg
Zinc
2 mg