FIESTA CHICKEN PASTA BAKE

INGREDIENTS

  •  8 ounces fusili pasta , uncooked (can also use any other pasta shape)
  •  1 cup thick and chunky salsa
  •  1 cup sour cream
  •  1 tablespoon Old El Paso taco seasoning
  •  1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  •  1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  •  2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well here)
  •  2 cups shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese , divided (or use all cheddar)
  •  (optional) cilantro or sliced green onions for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions. Will yield about 4 cups cooked pasta. Drain and cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl stir together the salsa, sour cream, and taco seasoning. Add the cooked pasta and stir to coat.
  3. Add the corn, black beans, chicken, and 1 cup of the cheese. Toss to combine and pour into a 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese on top.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Take off foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Garnish with cilantro or green onions if desired.

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