Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mexican Shells and Chicken Casserole

OK, peeps. It's time for another Tinalicious Tasty Tuesday. This week's recipe is a casserole with a hint of Mexican flavor and flare. After all, a little spice in your life is good, right? Admit it. You're excited.

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So here's what you need to make this oh-so-fabulous dish:
  • 3/4 LB of Small Shells pasta
  • 2 Cups of Cooked Chicken, chopped
  • 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Can (10oz) Rotel Diced Tomatoes w/Green Chiles (I used Mild)
  • 1-1/2 Cups of Sour Cream
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 1-2 TBSP Chili-O Seasoning (to taste)
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
And here's how create this tasty bit of Mexican-flavored heaven:
  1.  Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Cook the pasta, per the package's directions.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all the other ingredients (you can reserve 1/2 Cup of the cheese to sprinkle on top of the casserole, if you like--it's up to you). Add the cooked pasta. Mix well.
  4. Put in a 9x13" baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 40-45 minutes.
When it's finished, you'll have a bowl full of this deliciousness:

Mexican Shells and Chicken Casserole Recipe
And really, the only thing that could make this better is if you had this guy sharing the meal with you after you've made it.

Ian Somerhalder Eats Reaction Gif

But naturally, I shared mine with the Hubs. I may or may not have called him Damon during dinner.