KID NOTE: The kids really enjoyed this pasta. It was a true comfort meal. Nice and creamy with subtle flavors.
VEGETARIAN TIP: Omit the chicken and add bells peppers to the sauté.
GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use gluten free pasta or serve over greens. Replace the packaged taco seasoning with: 2 teaspoons onion powder; 1 teaspoon chili powder; 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano; 1 teaspoon salt; 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch; 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder; 1/2 teaspoon cumin
Very good. I substituted frozen corn and a yellow onion since that is what I had on hand.
This was a huge hit with my family. We didn’t have cream cheese on hand, so we used a Mexican three cheese blend and topped with cheese. To kick it up a notch, next time we will add jalapeños and a little lime juice.
This recipe was so easy, quick, and tasty! It had a throwback feel of a Hamburger Helper mom used to make, but more flavorful and healthier. The kids gobbled it down.
My grocery store was out of just diced green chiles, so I used a can of Rotel instead. Also, the addition of juice from 1 lime was great – thanks for the suggestion @cassiegilman!