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Southwest Creamy Pasta Bake

“I like to cook a package of boneless chicken breasts in the microwave, then dice it up and store in freezer bags. On hectic nights, just pull one out and thaw in the microwave for a real timesaver with quick, tasty recipes like this.” Patty Putter - Marion, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10 ounces) green enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain pasta; stir into chicken mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 550 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 1103mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • jdpeevy
    Feb 20, 2019

    Made this last night. It was a hit. My guests loved it and my dear hubby loved it. Followed recipe using mild Hatch Green Enchilada Sauce from my local grocer. (I'm from New Mexico so there's no problem getting green chile products here.) It was creamy just like the name implies. Will be putting this on the monthly rotation list.

  • vewebber58
    Jun 19, 2017

    Not bad......not great.....somewhere in between. I don't think it has a lot of flavor, although it reminds me slightly of chicken enchiladas which we like a lot. Makes a ton.....probably wouldn't make again.

  • Rebecca404
    Mar 27, 2015

    Well I didn't have the green sauce so I used the red. Did not add the noodles and I'm going to put this right into tortillas. Will let you know what the kids think of it after we eat. I put plenty of chicken in this one.

  • Tricia425
    Aug 2, 2013

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  • utvolfan
    Jun 27, 2013

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  • yooper38
    Apr 13, 2013

    This was so good,and so very easy to put together! I used two six ounce packages of Tyson pre-cooked chicken breast, and I also picked up a can.of mild green chili enchilada sauce, hoping that it was the right.kind, because the taste was phenomenal! I had two friends over for dinner and the three of us consumed almost the entire dish! Next time I will try lightening up the dish domewhat by replacing the sour cream with Greek yogurt, and both of the soups with the lower fat versions. This one is a true winner, straight across the boards!

  • Sniflekins
    Feb 13, 2013

    This turned out delicious and the leftovers taste even better the next day. For those individuals who did not like the recipe, it calls for green enchilada sauce, not green salsa. That may be why the taste was off.

  • Jacklyn0810
    Sep 12, 2012

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  • devilgrrl
    Sep 18, 2010

    Very yummy! My whole family loves this! Will make it again!

  • alichaandharley
    Aug 27, 2010

    My family all liked this recipie.I reheats very nicely the next day for lunch.