Southwest Pasta Skillet Recipe -
Southwest Pasta Skillet Recipe
  • READY IN 22 mins

Southwest Pasta Skillet

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"Traditional pasta goes Tex Mex with the addition of chicken, diced tomatoes, corn, Monterey Jack cheese, and zesty PHILADELPHIA Santa Fe Blend Cooking Creme."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    22 mins


  1. Cook and stir chicken and peppers in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 6 to 7 min. or until chicken is done. Add tomatoes, corn and cooking creme; cook and stir 3 min.
  2. Add pasta and 1/2 cup shredded cheese; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until cheese is melted.
  3. Top with remaining shredded cheese. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand until cheese is melted.
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  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • Substitute: Substitute KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Special Extra: Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro before serving.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 17, 2012

I made this twice, my family loves it. There's usually leftovers but it don't take long before that's gone. I use shredded co jack instead of the Monterey jack.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 04, 2011

I made this the other night, but made lots of alterations to it. First I didn't have any chicken on hand, so I used ground beef instead. Second, I used a can of Rotel for added flavor. And third, since I've been a little unsure of the Cooking Creme, I used 10 ounces of Breakstone's Sour Cream Southwest Style Dip. It was really delicious and my picky hubby went back for seconds before I could even finish "firsts." If you can't find the Southwest Style Sour Cream dip (which I believe is new), you could also use regular sour cream or cream cheese and add chili powder, cumin and other spices to taste.

Dec 11, 2011

This was fast and easy. It was mild and reminds me of mexican style mac and cheese. It needs a pick me up like rotel or something to bring on the flavor.

Aug 26, 2011

We didn't think this was bad, but it wasn't great, either. We didn't like the corn with it at all. I think that the creme with the pasta and chicken by itself would taste better. All of the ingredients just didn't taste quite right together in our opinion.

Apr 08, 2011

My two boys liked it and it was pretty quick to make

Sep 23, 2011

My family loved this dish and I loved how easy and quick it was to make! Due to a picky eater in the family I didn't include any of the vegetables and I increased the chicken to 1 1/3 pound. I estimated the pasta so I probably added a bit more than the recipe called for. Nevertheless, it was delicious and I will definitely make this again! The overall flavor reminded me of fajitas so if you like fajitas you should like this too.

Sep 19, 2011

My husband and I loved this dish!! Instead of using green peppers I used orange and yellow peppers. Then instead of diced tomatoes I used a can of Rotel made it extra spicy!

Feb 06, 2012

So fast and easy with an amazing Southwest flavor! No revisions or additions needed for this one. I'm looking for more recipes using the cooking cremes after trying this one. Yum yum!


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  • Calories
  • 404 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 33.5 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 699 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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