Some days just call for macaroni and cheese. Looking to add a new quick and delicious meal to your list of family favorites? This dish has all of the flavors of the classic casserole, King Ranch Chicken, and is combined with the comfort of cheesy baked pasta. What could be bad? Nothing. Nothing at all. In a little over thirty minutes (including baking time) this zesty yet comforting King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese will be on the table, and lets just say… it will be gone before you know it!
One dish meals are fantastic for weeknight dinners for so many reasons. Like I said above, it’s done in a little over a half hour, plus there is minimal clean up. Sounds like a winner to me! Southern Living Magazine does it again, blending two classic southern recipes into one amazing dish. Let’s just say, this dish is worth the indulgence.
1/2 (16-oz.) package cellentani pasta
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 (8-oz.) package pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
*Recipe from: SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2012