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Enchilada Pasta Casserole #SundaySupper

A few weeks ago Hurricane Sandy devastated the East coast.  Millions were left without power, countless homes were destroyed and close to 200 people lost their lives.  They are estimating at least $20 billion in damage.  I live in Colorado, so I was fortunate enough not to be directly affect.  But so many people were, and so much help is needed to rebuild. Today the #SundaySupper team is getting together to make “Dishes for Friends in Need”.  Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is hosting this wonderful event.

I am originally from the Mid West, and when you need to bring a dish to a friend, you bring  a casserole.  So that is what I made.  This is an updated version of the casseroles we had as kids.  Spicy, cheesey, full of carbs, and super comforting.  It makes a ton too, and the leftovers are just as good.

If you are looking for ways to help, money is always good.  Organizations can buy so much more than you or I can.  Consider looking into these organizations who are doing great work on the hurricane relief.

Sandy NJ Relief Fund ~ https://sandynjrelieffund.org/index.html
Hope Force ~ http://www.hopeforce.org/


Enchilada Pasta Casserole #SundaySupper
 
Serves: 6
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A cheesey, slightly spicy, comforting casserole.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken, diced
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 oz cream cheese (I used fat free)
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 can (10 oz.) enchilada sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles
  • 12 ounces egg noodles
  • cilantro, optional garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, bring water to boil and cook egg noodles according to package directions.
  3. In a large skillet, brown chicken. Add the chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Mix until the chicken is evenly coated in the spices. Stir in the cream cheese until it is melted.
  4. In a bowl combine Greek yogurt, enchilada sauce, ½ cup cheddar cheese, ½ cup the monterey jack cheese, corn, green chiles, salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Pour mixture over the chicken. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Add the drained and cooked pasta, stirring to combine. Pour everything into a large casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Top with cilantro if desired.
Notes
Adapted from Table for Two

 

 

Please check out all the wonderful ideas from the helping hands of my Sunday Supper friends. And consider a monetary donation if you have the resources…every dollar helps and many folks have lost nearly everything. Thank you!!!

Breakfast and Brunch:
Comforting Casseroles and Entrées:
Warming Soups and Sides:
Sweet Endings:

 

 

Please join on us on Twitter for #SundaySupper today, November 25, 2012, throughout the day. In the evening, we will meet at 7 PM EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your recipe ideas for #HelpingHands on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board so we can share them with all of our followers. Thanks to Isabel, of Family Foodie, for leading the mission to bring families back to the Sunday dinner table. Stop by her blog if you’d like to join us.

 

 

Comments

  1. yes please!!! You have the best casserole recipes Erin!!

  2. This sounds great. I love chicken enchiladas but I also love pasta so the cross between the two sounds wonderful.

  3. I see so many enchilada casseroles with layers of tortillas and this one looks so much better with the pasta. I would need a great big bowl for my helping!

  4. I love this recipe, so creative and looks delish!

  5. I would eat this straight from the pan with a fork! This looks amazing…pinned to make for hubby one night soon.

  6. Casseroles are the way to go! Yours looks amazing!

  7. I love casseroles and this one looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing! ~ Bea

  8. Ive been dying to try this recipe ever since Julie posted it. Thanks for reminding me!

  9. The title is comforting! Nothing beats a casserole in these situations. Wonderful recipe Erin

  10. That would be fabulous, love it!!

  11. I don’t think there’s anything more comforting than this dish! Love that you used Greek yogurt in this too!

  12. This is a really tasty sounding casserole! Great addition to the Sunday Supper.

  13. Such a nice tasty twist! Nicely done, Erin!

  14. This sounds like PERFECT comfort food! My family would love this one!

  15. that looks so great! wonderful sunday meal!

  16. I love the idea of the flavour of enchiladas with pasta. What a great comfort meal.

  17. Such delicious flavors in your pasta dish, who wouldn’t love to dig into!!I love mexican food and this recipe sounds fantastic!

  18. I am really ashamed to admit that I have never had a casserole before. I am loving the flavors of an enchilada in this casserole. I think I’m going to make some.

  19. A casserole full of carbs is my kind of meal!

  20. What a great cause! This dish looks perfect for a chilly winter night.

  21. I love a good casserole! This sounds amazing.

  22. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    It’s wonderful that the #SundaySupper group did a post with info for Sandy victims. They still need our help. This casserole is comforting and really flavorful:)

  23. Such a good idea!

  24. A beautiful dish for a great cause. : )

  25. My little guy would DEVOUR this! Mexican and noodles are his two favortie foods!

  26. Oh baby, that is one fine lookin’ casserole – in fact, I actually started drooling just looking at your beautiful photos. So hearty and comforting!

  27. This casserole looks great!! And I agree, casseroles are the best and most practical and appropriate for friends in need! :) Thanks for sharing!

  28. It’s so great that your group is pulling together for this cause, and your casserole looks like the perfect comfort food!

  29. I LOVE enchiladas, so this dish looks right up my alley!

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