Taco Pasta!!!!

Yum...ok....doesn't this look like perfection on a plate!?!?!?

Taco Pasta
12 servings Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 45 minutes

8 ounces dried penne
2 pounds uncooked ground chicken
1 cup chopped onion
1-1/2 cups water
1 1-1/4-ounce envelope taco seasoning mix
2 11-ounce cans whole kernel corn with sweet peppers, drained
2 cups sliced pitted ripe olives
2 cups ( 8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup salsa
2 4-ounce cans diced green chile peppers, drained
8 cups shredded lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
Tortilla chips (optional)
Dairy sour cream (optional)

1. Cook pasta according to directions; drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet cook ground chicken and onion, half at a time, until meat is brown; drain fat. Return all of the chicken mixture to skillet. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked pasta, corn, olives, half of the shredded cheese, salsa, and chile peppers.

3. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 3-quart rectangular casserole. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

4. Serve with lettuce, tomato wedges, and, if desired, tortilla chips and sour cream. Makes 12 servings.

For 6 Servings: Prepare using method above, except transfer mixture to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Nutrition facts per serving:
Servings Per Recipe 12 servings
Calories 351
Total Fat (g) 17
Saturated Fat (g) 4
Monounsaturated Fat (g) 4
Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 1
Cholesterol (mg) 20
Sodium (mg) 934
Carbohydrate (g) 30
Total Sugar (g) 4
Fiber (g) 4
Protein (g) 24
Vitamin A (DV%) 0
Vitamin C (DV%) 31
Calcium (DV%) 21
Iron (DV%) 17


Karen said…
Yum!!!! You are a fantasic cook!
Leslie said…
I think you just helped me decide on what to make for dinner Mo! YUM!
Jennifer said…
Who needs a cookbook when we have you? :) thanks for posting!
Lindsay Teague said…
Hey Mo Mo!!! I'll totally be eating this this week!!! Thanks!

Jen said…
Yummy Mo! Thanks for posting this recipe...I have to make this soon!
Where have you been, girl? I'm missing your blog posts! :)
ok, this is yummy and we've eaten it a few times in our house now.... we need a new recipe!!!
Where oh where are you???

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