Southwest Baked Pasta and Cheese
Quick and easy to prepare but goes a long way in satisfying a big appetite!
4 cups bow tie pasta
1 14.5 oz can cut, peeled tomatoes
1 10.75 oz can Cheddar cheese soup
1 7-oz can diced green chilies
3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1/4 cup milk or soy milk
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta as package directs. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining ingredients except 1/4-cup of cheese and tortilla chips. Add pasta to bowl. Mix to blend thoroughly.
Transfer to 2 quart shallow baking dish; level top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake in center of oven about 20 minutes until bubbly. Sprinkle top with tortilla chips. Bake five to ten minutes longer, until lightly browned.
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