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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 406.1
  • Total Fat: 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 88.2 mg
  • Sodium: 659.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 24.8 g

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Chili and Cheddar Bow Tie Casserole



Introduction

If you don't have farfalle, substitute ziti, rigatoni, or even macaroni.

If you don't have farfalle, substitute ziti, rigatoni, or even macaroni.



Ingredients

    1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 cup chopped red bell pepper
    1/2 cup diced Canadian bacon (about 2 ounces)
    1 cup thinly sliced green onions
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    2 1/4 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
    2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    8 cups hot cooked farfalle (bow tie pasta) or other short pasta
    Cooking spray

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Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Remove 1 teaspoon adobo sauce and 1 chile from canned chiles; mince the chile. Place remaining sauce and chiles in a zip-top plastic bag; freeze for another use.

Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and bacon; saute 4 minutes. Add onions; saute 1 minute. Stir in the adobo sauce, minced chile, flour, chili powder, salt, and cumin; cook 1 minute. Gradually add milk; cook until thick and bubbly (about 4 minutes), stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups cheese and cilantro, stirring until cheese melts. Add pasta to pan; toss well.

Spoon the pasta mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over pasta mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until browned.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)


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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We made a veggie version of this, and it is very good! It could be a bit "saucier", but the flavor is excellent. - 9/22/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic. A little too spicy for the kids so I'll lighten it up next time but definitely making it again. - 4/25/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We tried this recipe this past weekend if you like spicy you will definately like this. My kids aren't really into that spicy. - 4/22/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a great meal. The only thing I did is omitted the butter and used non fat milk. The results were fabulous. Next time I think I will add some tomatoes - 4/3/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was a bit spicy but we like it. When I make it for our grandkids, I'll use about half of the chipotle. It gives it a nice flavor. - 4/3/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe but was too hot for my kids. You can use salsa instead of the chipotle chiles to make it a bit less spicy. - 3/16/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was nice and spicy and delicious! - 3/13/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I won't make this one - high in fat - 4/7/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    wonderful idea! I am makin this tomorrow - 4/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    mmm love it. - 4/4/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is great - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but will just substitute a few things to eliminate the hot, but still have spicy and add WW pasta to up the fiber. I'd also eliminate the butter & use cooking spray to eliminate a few calories. Cooking spray works just as well as marg./butter. - 4/3/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tasty - 4/3/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious - 4/3/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Would substitute whole wheat pasta to up the fiber. - 4/3/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious! - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy!! - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll add this recipe to the collection and bring it to the church potluck this Sunday. My hubby is Type 2 Diabetic so the carb are too high for him, and the calories too high for me. Sounds tasty though! - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    How much is a serving of this? 1/2 cup... 1 cup? - 4/3/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If some foods are too spicy, use common sense and cut back on the spice to your taste - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good but way too high calories and too many carbs for a diabetic like me. - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If you figure WW points this is 9. No one can lose weight eating food with that many calories and so little fiber. - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great Cooking Light recipe - 8/6/07

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