One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Can't decide between enchiladas and pasta tonight? Satisfy both desires with this quick and easy 30-minute meal. By Betty Crocker Kitchens
  • 30 Minutes Prep
    30 Minutes Total
  • 6 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1/2 lb uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bunch thinly sliced green onions, greens and whites separated
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 2 cups finely chopped deli rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges and sour cream, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In large colander, rinse and drain uncooked pasta. In 4-quart saucepan, mix pasta, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, water, green onion whites and chili powder. Heat to boiling over high heat; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 14 to 16 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender; do not drain.
  2. Stir in beans, corn and chicken; return to simmering. Cook 2 minutes longer to combine flavors. Remove from heat; stir in cheese.
  3. Top with green onion greens. Serve with cilantro, lime wedges and sour cream

Expert Tips

  • Rinsing the dry pasta removes extra starch from the shells, which keeps this one-pot wonder from becoming too thick during cooking.
  • Like it hot? Swap medium enchilada sauce for the mild, or substitute pepper Jack for the Cheddar cheese.


Calories550(Calories from Fat170),Total Fat19g(Saturated Fat8g,Trans Fat1/2g),Cholesterol80mgSodium1000mgTotal Carbohydrate61g(Dietary Fiber9g Sugars5g),Protein34g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A25%;Vitamin C6%;Calcium35%;Iron20%; Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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