Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chicken Santa Fe Mac and Cheese



Yummmm........could anything be better than a good mac and cheese dish? Not here in my house! This Chicken Santa Fe Mac and Cheese combines all my favorite ingredients from my original crock pot recipe but in a mac and cheese. A fun twist on a classic and it was a hit!


Chicken Santa Fe Mac and Cheese
Serves 8
WW PP=7
Cal 271 Carbs 36.7 Fat 6 Fiber 4.5, Protein !7.8


Ingredients
12 oz. elbow macaroni cooked al dente (I used Ronzoni)
2 cups cooked and chopped chicken breast
2 tbsp. hot sauce
1 cup creamed corn
1 can rotel, drained
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup low fat sour cream
1.25 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar jack cheese
salt to taste

In a large sauce pan over low heat combine creamed corn and sour cream. Stir until well blended, reduce heat to a simmer. Slowly stir in half the shredded cheese and hot sauce. Once melted add in the remaining ingredients.

Transfer to a lightly greased baking dish and top with remaining shredded cheese.

Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is cooked through. Enjoy!




19 comments:

  1. Wow, this is quite a tasty change to traditional mac 'n cheese and sounds like something my family would tremendously enjoy.

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  2. I love that you keep your recipes simple enough that any busy mom can make it. Pinned.

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  3. Love this!! Totally pinning and sharing!

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays With All My bloggy Friends!

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  4. Yum! Saw your link over at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party and had to stop by and pin this delicious looking casserole!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  5. This looks delicious! Pinned, and followed you on Facebook! Stopping by from the Say G'Day Saturday linky party!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, Angela! Hope you enjoy!

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  7. This looks great...and very kid-friendly. My boys will love it. Pinned!

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  8. this looks wonderful! I love the tex mex twist with the added chicken and pasta! Perfect dinner meal that I am checking out from making Monday link party! :-)
    Cathy

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  9. Love the heat added to traditional mac & cheese. My husband will love you for it! Thanks for sharing with Mix It Up Monday.

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  10. Liked this one too:)--also pinning. Love how quick this looks to throw together but looks very tasty---the black beans with the pasta is a great combination. also found at monday funday

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  11. Hi Bridget,
    What a great Mac N Cheese, we will really enjoy your Chicken Santa Fe Mac and Cheese. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Stopping by from the Let's Get Real Friday Link Party. This is a tasty looking Mac and Cheese recipe. Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm sharing and pinning it.

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