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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 489.1
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,301.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 75.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.1 g
  • Protein: 28.0 g

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Tex Mex Fusilli

Submitted by: HAG-CHEF

Introduction

One of my favourite comfort foods. I always make it with the ham, and add extra salsa. Not the healthiest, but a nice treat once in while. One of my favourite comfort foods. I always make it with the ham, and add extra salsa. Not the healthiest, but a nice treat once in while.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    * 1 lb fusilli (Catelli smart, or whole wheat)
    * 3 tablespoons butter
    * 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    * 2 1/2 cups milk, skim
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 2 cups old cheddar cheese, grated, low fat
    * 2 cups diced cooked chicken or ham, lean
    * 3/4 cup frozen corn
    * 1/3 cup green onion, thinly sliced
    * 1/3 cup salsa

Directions

Cook Pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.

Stir in flour until blended.

Gradually whisk in Milk and salt, making sure there are no lumps.

Stir and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 minute.

Reduce heat to low, add cheese a handful at a time, stirring until melted.

Stir in chicken or ham, corn, green onions and salsa; heat through.

To serve, drain pasta; turn into a large bowl.

Toss sauce with pasta and add extra salsa, if desired.

Serve with a green salad, or veggie sticks.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HAG-CHEF.






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