Southwest chicken spaghetti


I have never been a fan of velveeta. Its okay for queso but I have to admit that even then…. it is not my favorite. This is my spin on chicken spaghetti with some spice and a nice creamy texture that is not overly fattening and creamy.

8 ounces thin spaghetti broken into 1/3

1 poblano pepper

1 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1 teaspoon cumin

1 can rotel

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 cups cooked chicken or rotisserie

1/4 cup milk


Roast the poblano in a 400 degree oven. Let cool slightly. Peel, seed and dice the pepper.

Boil the spaghetti in salted water. Drain and rinse the noodles 1 minute before the minimum cook time.

In a bowl, mix the soup, rotel, cumin, raw onion, raw red bell pepper, roasted poblano, milk, and cheese. Add the spaghetti noodles and chicken.

Transfer all of mixture into a prepared casserole pan. Top with additional cheddar cheese. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove the foil. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes to brown/melt the cheese.






2 thoughts on “Southwest chicken spaghetti

  1. I’m also not a fan of the velveeta
    It so seems wrong to be shelf stable for so long. I may try this when my husband leaves town next time

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