Enchilada Pasta Casserole

I really don't think it's possible to go wrong with this dish. I think kids would like this a lot too. I just ate a LOT of it and I'm pretty full. I feel like you can't really see the dish with my picture, but the original website has some great pictures... so check it out.

1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
5 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/4 c light sour cream
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce (I used the red sauce)
1 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 c shredded monterey jack cheese, divided
1 c frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles
12 oz egg noodles
Salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot, bring water to boil and cook egg noodles according to package instructions. In the meantime, in a very large skillet, brown your ground beef then drain the fat. Then add the chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine. Add in the cream cheese until melted and combined.

In a large bowl, combine sour cream, enchilada sauce, half the cheddar cheese, half the monterey jack cheese, corn kernels, and diced green chiles. Stir to combine. Pour mixture over the beef and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.

In the meantime, drain your pasta. After you’ve drained it, add the pasta to the beef mixture. Make sure everything is coated in the sauce. In a large casserole dish, pour in the pasta mixture and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese has completely melted.

Original recipe found here.

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