Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Delish Dinner: Enchilada Casserole

I've been really trying to cook more around here, so I've been looking for easy, yet delicious recipes that both me and my husband will like.  Naturally, I went to Pinterest for inspiration. This enchilada pasta casserole from Table for Two was a winner.  If you're looking for some comfort food, you've come to the right place.

Let's not waste any more time- here's what you'll need:

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
5 oz. cream cheese ( I used 1/3 less fat)
1/4 cup light sour cream
1 can red enchilada sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles
1 cup frozen corn- thawed
12 oz. egg noodles

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Boil pasta according to instructions.

3.  In a large pan, brown ground beef.  Then, add spices to beef and stir.

4.  Add the cream cheese to the ground beef until melted.  Stir to combine.

5.  In a separate bowl, combine enchilada sauce, sour cream, corn, chiles, and 1/2 cup of both cheese and stir to combine ingredients.  

6.  Pour the  mixture over ground beef, mix, and let simmer 2 or 3 minutes.

7.  Add drained pasta to the mixture and mix.  Make sure everything is coated in the sauce.

8.  Spray a 13 x 9 casserole dish with non-stick spray and spread pasta mixture in dish.

9.  Top casserole with remaining cheese.

10.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted.

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