Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Five Stars…And Then Some.

That’s what I heard Mr. Spouse say when he took a bite of this AMAZING dish.  “5 stars and then some.”  LOVE IT!  This is one of those recipes that I found and thought it sounded interesting but was a little nervous to try.  Thank goodness I wasn’t too nervous to go out on a limb because OMG y’all…this is DANG good!  And you can’t believe how yum it smells as it’s cookin’.  Mr. Spouse walked in and was all, “Whoa…it smells REALLY good!!!”  I could tell he was excited about dinner and I was, too!  RUN…don’t walk…to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for this yumminess as SOON as you can!!

 

CHICKEN ENCHILADA PASTA

2-3 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded {or shredded rotisserie chicken…I used the breasts}

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium onion, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 {4 oz.} can diced green chiles

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

2 {10 oz.} cans green chili enchilada sauce

2/3 cups red enchilada sauce

2 cups shredded cheese {I used colby & monterrey jack}

1 cup sour cream

Penne pasta

 

Optional toppings

Avocado

Green Onions

Black Olives

Tomatoes

Sour Cream

Cook chicken, drain, and shred {or shred your rotisserie}.  Meanwhile boil pasta according to package and chop the veggies.  The most time consuming part of this recipe is the time spent chopping the veggies. Y’all…it took like, 5 minutes ;) 

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Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet and cook onions for about 3-5 minutes.  Add garlic & red pepper and cook for another 3-5 minutes. 

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Add cooked chicken, green chiles, cumin, chili powder, salt, & enchilada sauces.  Let sauce simmer for about 8-10 minutes.

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Add cheese and stir until the cheese is melted and heated through.  Now toss in the sour cream, but whatever you do, DO NOT bring to a boil!  Cook on low heat or the sour cream will curdle.  Gross.  Stir until sour cream is well mixed and heated through.

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O.M.G.   Just wait.  It gets better.  Drain pasta & return to pot.  Pour sauce over pasta and mix well.  Serve and garnish with avocado, tomato, green onion, and a dollop of sour cream.

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GET.OUT!!!! 

The absolute YUMMIEST thing I’ve put in my mouth.  Hands down.  It was like a symphony of flavors in my mouth, y’all.  DANG GOOD!!! 

I’m usually not one for adding extra toppings {other than cheese} to my pasta, but now I can’t imagine eating it any other way!  AMAZING!!!  Pinky promise you’ll try this soon because I really don’t want you to miss out!!!  Your taste buds will thank you…and so will your husband ;)

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118 comments:

  1. oh friend...i just love you to bits! not only did this post crack me up because i could "hear" you talking, i seriously can't wait to try this recipe!

    miss you friend...lunch/dinner soon?

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  2. This is my kinda meal! Can't wait to make it!

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  3. Oh yum! I will be trying this soon.

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  4. Making this tonight...will link back to your site if I love it, which I know I will. Many thanks!!!

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  5. Made this last night! LOVED it! Actually all 4 of us LOVED it! Josh seasoned the chicken with cumin and chili powder, then grilled it :) He even crushed up a few tortilla chips and sprinkled it on top! It was awesome!

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  6. Tried this dish tonight. Hubby loved it. Even my picky eater liked it. It was sooo delicious. Thank you for posting all your delicious meals!

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  7. Hi, found your blog on HoH. You're right about this recipe looking interesting - I never would've thought of combining pasta with enchilada type flavors, but your exitement is making me curious for sure! It's going on the menu. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. How many does this usually serve? I am having a party with 10-15 people. Thanks!

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  9. WOW. I am eating this right now and can't stop shoveling it in my mouth. It is A-MAZING!!! Thanks so much!!! :)

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  10. new follower here--- found this on pinterest--- making this tonight for my family! amazing!

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  11. Found this recipe on Pinterest...had to make it tonight! It was amazing! I was worried that there was too much sauce, but once you add in the pasta, it works out to a great ratio! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Just made this tonite! I replaced the chicken with a can of black beans for the vegetarians in my life and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  13. What is the amount of penne pasta you use in this recipe?

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  14. I was linked to your blog after seeing this yummy looking dish on Pinterest and I had to make this last night. You were absolutely not kidding about it being the best thing you've ever tasted. My husband and I stuffed our faces. Thanks for the great recipe. I'm off to see what other delicious things I can find on your site. :)

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  15. This is my kind of dish!! I found your blog via Pinterest and can't wait to make this dish!! :)

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  16. This looks amazing! I found you on pinterest too.

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  17. I found this in Pinterest and I'm making it right ... NOW!

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  18. found this on Pinterest and made it a couple days ago-- delish! making it again for company this week! thanks for sharing!

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  19. I found you on Pinterest, too. Made it for dinner tonight and my 2 year-old LOVED it (so did the rest of us). I added some chopped olives and a can of drained & rinsed black beans to the sauce. Big hit with the family.

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  20. i made this last week and got the best feedback! making it again tonight! it is soooooo amazing!! thank you so much!

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  21. This looks so yummy! I want to make it for my family but I have 2 little boys and I am wondering how spicy it is. My husband and I love spicy, but I don't want it to be too much for them.

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  22. Found this on Pinterest and made it tonight. It was AMAZING! My two year old loved it, too! Thanks!

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  23. I too found this on Pinterest, and OH MY YUM. Thanks!

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  24. Can't wait to eat this for dinner tonight!

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  25. I found this on Pinterest, and made it for dinner tonight. I was afraid it would be too hot for us, so I substituted a can of tomato sauce for one of the green enchilada sauce cans. It still had plenty of heat, and was DELICIOUS! I'll definitely be making it again!

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  26. found on pinterest! im excited to make this for dinner tonight :)

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  27. Oh, goodness! Just made this! SOOOOOOOOO good! Thanks for the recipe!

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  28. Found on Pinterest and looks AWESOME. Making it this week..
    How many servings does this make?

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  29. How many servings does this make?

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  30. depending on the portion size, I'd say it makes {roughly} 8-12 servings :)

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  31. I found this recipe today on pintrest and made it tonight. All family members (husband and girls 9 & 7) loved it!!!! Not to much left over. My husbands comment: "This is a definite MAKE-AGAIN! and don't wait to long to do it!!! Thank you for a very delicious and new recipe!

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  32. Looks delicious! I made a beef enchilada pasta bake the other week and it was yummy, definitely be trying this one next!

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  33. I found this on 'Pinterest' this week and knew I was going to have to make it. Well tonight was the night, I had leftover chicken and pasta. It was delicious. I used the 'hot' red sauce and my chili powder was very hot as well, so it had a really nice kick. I think this would be an awesome way to use up leftover Thanksgiving Turkey!!!

    Rachelle

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  34. This sounds delicious! Any idea if it would freeze well after being cooked? I'm taking food to a friend that just had a baby and I'd like her to be able to freeze it if she wanted.

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  35. Do you use a whole box of pasta??

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  36. This is going on next week's menu. YUM!

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  37. I made this for dinner tonight and it did not disappoint. I love it and will make it all the time now. Even my 14 month old boy loved it. He actually ate it until he threw up a little bit. I'm so glad I found this recipe on Pinterest.

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  38. Made this for lunch today for my daughter and some of her friends (they are 17 and 18 years old). They RAVED about it. It is delicious!! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. This looks absolutely incredible. It's getting bookmarked and made immediately.

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  40. Totally found this amazing recipe on pinterest and decided to try it out. OMG it was like Heaven in my mouth. So super easy and amazingly delicious. I just used 1pkg of penne pasta and had plenty leftover. I will def make it again..thanks for the recipe! :)

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  41. O.M.G. is right! This was amazing! Got this from Pinterest last week and made it tonight for my boyfriend. He loved it so much he was about to lick the bowl clean! And we have enough leftovers to last for a few meals. Thanks so much!

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  42. This was AMAZING! I am loving your aborable blog! Thanks for the recipe!

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  43. I found this on Pinterest and I am going to be making it tonight! It looks so good and I am so excited! You have so many recipes on here that look delish and I will definitely have to try!! Thank you so much!! :)

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  44. I also found this recipe on Pinterest. I made it last night and WOW! It was totally easy to make (critical for me since I don't have the patience for complex recipes) and totally yummy. It WAS filling, though. But now I have a week's worth of dinners! :) Completely recommend this.

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  45. So excited to try this- I'm making it right now!!! Found it on my new favorite site, Pinterest. I hope my family raves about it as much as the others have!

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  46. I am dying to try this but I can't find green chile enchilada sauce anywhere. The enchilada sauce that I bought is red(i guess?!?)

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  47. Made this tonight!! It is delicious!! Will be making it again for sure. I put some of the little tortilla strips on top and it gave it a little crunch. Loved it!!!

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  48. Hi

    Saw this on Pinterest. Looks amazing, will definitely be giving this a try.

    Michelle :o)

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  49. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can't wait to try it myself!

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  50. Looks pretty delicious, trying it tonight with my boyfriend. Making a Mexican salad to go along with it. Let you know how it turns out!!

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  51. We had it for dinner tonight and my hubby said it's his new favorite meal! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! :0)

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  52. This was easy and delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  53. um yeah.... this was full on amazing!! thanks girl!

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  54. Anyone have a preference on brand names for the green or red enchilada sauce they used? Dying to try this out.

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  55. I just found this recipe on Pinterest last night and made it tonight for dinner. We just finished it and had to run here to tell you that I agree with everyone else... it was spectacular!!! My husband raved about it too. This will be in our regular rotation of meals. I'm excited for the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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  56. This is in the running for my Valentine's Day dinner. It looks so delish!

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  57. Also found on Pinterest and can't wait to try!

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  58. I subbed the sour cream for non-fat Greek yogurt so I wouldn't feel quite so guilty! I was delicious! thank you!

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  59. I just made this and it was DELICIOUS! Thanks so much for the recipe! Apparently enchilada sauce is impossible to find in Canada so I had to make the red from scratch! Worked out well though!

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  60. Oh my goodness!! This was so delicious!! An instant favorite for sure. Not to mention, I love your blog! I feel like when I read your recipes, like we are good friends. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Just made this. Had to make a few adjustments because I was missing garlic (i used powder). LOVE love love this recipe. Thank you!

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  62. This looks so good! Is it spicy? I am the biggest wimp when it comes to heat! Thanks

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  63. Made this today and it was AWESOME!!! I wil make again for sure!!! I served it for a luncheon and everyone LOVED it!!! :)

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  64. I want to make this, looks so delish... but i can't for the life of me find the green chili enchilada sauce and red enchilada sauce... i Looked in my local grocery store and can't find it..

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  65. Oh my goodness! I just made this last night and it was quite possibly the most amazing thing I've ever eaten!! I could eat it every night. For serious!

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  66. Made this tonight - it was great! I couldn't find the green enchilada sauce, as others have mentioned, but it still tasted amazing using only red! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. A girl I work with made this and brought it into work. She gave me a taste and I had to make it for my family!! It's on the stove right now and I can't wait until it's done because the house smells amazing. Thanks for posting this recipe!!

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  68. Ok, saw this on pinterest today, and I was just like you- a little nervous about it! So I clicked on it and you have persuaded me to try it! I'm picking up the ingredients at my next grocery visit!

    2 busy brunettes

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  69. Just thought I'd let you know I found this recipe on pinterest and thought it looks so good, interesting, but worth a try :) It was dang good, I want to make it again. Oh, and I thought I'd let you know I shared it on my blog: http://brittsapron.blogspot.com/2012/04/chicken-enchilada-pasta.html Thanks for sharing! Oh and I love your blog, so cute!

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  70. Like most everybody, I found this on pinterest! SO SO good! I made a few changes based on previous comments and personal preference. Posted on my blog (with a link back here of course!) at Katie and Matt's Kitchen

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  71. This was amazing! Everyone loved it! Thank you.

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  72. This was for sure in the top 3 best dishes I have EVER made... absolutely amazing, and this will be regular in our home from now on! Thank you so very much for sharing!

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  73. Just made this!!!!! The true test was my husband's 2nd helping :) It was everything you said and more!!

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  75. how many lbs of chicken should i use?

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  76. I make this stuff a few times a month and it is delicious!

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  77. I wish there was a way to print this recipe out or email it to someone!

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  78. I made this and loved it! I even wrote a blog about it...http://myrecipejourney-lillian.blogspot.com/2012/06/chicken-enchilada-pasta.html

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  80. This was delicious! Thank you!!

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  81. Just cooked this and I am eating it now! It is delicious!! & so easy!! Thanks for posting!

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  82. This is seriously the best pasta! It is a great compromise for my husband and I he loves Mexican and I am obsessed with pasta.
    Thanks
    Sarah
    http://whattolivefor.blogspot.com/

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  83. I hope you have a nice day! Very good article, well written and very thought out. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future tourism

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  84. Do you use a whole box of penne pasta for this?

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  85. Do you use a whole box of penne pasta for this?

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  86. Hey I used this as a success story for my blog, thanks! It's my favorite dinner now :)

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  88. I made this tonight for my husband and I. It was WONDERFUL. It, however, made enough food to feed a dozen people! Lots and lots for left overs!

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  89. Hi! Do you have any recommendations regarding heating this up if I make it and bring it to a friend? TIA!

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  94. Thanks so much for posting this recipe...found it on Pinterest and tried it tonight...my husband ate 3 plates of it...I finally had to tell him to stop. It was wonderful and I can't wait to have some for lunch tomorrow.

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  95. This is the only recipe I have EVER commented on - it was absolutely excellent. My husband said "I think that might be my favorite thing you have ever cooked." Thank you for sharing this.

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  96. please update with recommended measurements. you only say penne pasta. how about an amount?

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  97. The boyfriend loved it! Its on regular rotation now!

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  98. i made this tonight! for all those wanting measurements, i used 1 pound of chicken and 12 ounces of penne and it was perfect :)

    http://growninsouthernground.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/chicken-enchilada-pasta/

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  99. I never comment on recipes, but this one is AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing! For those who are concerned about this being too spicy, just make sure to use MILD enchilada sauce. The diced green chiles and the green chile enchilada sauce are not very spicy, just tasty. I also cut the chile powder down to one teaspoon instead of two. I used one 16oz box of penne, and it worked out just fine. Three chicken breasts were plenty. It makes enough to fill a 9x13 casserole dish. I will definitely be making this one again!

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  100. How many servings would you say this makes?

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  102. Does this dish freeze well?

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  103. Thanks for sharing this chicken pasta recipe with us. It's delicious. My friend also like it. It's totally different that i cooked or ate.

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  104. Just tried this tonight and it was tremendous! Hubby is laying on the floor because he ate way too much of it!

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  105. OMG- you were right! This is delicious! My daughter is a picky eater and she had two big bowls of it- we loved it!

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  109. Made this and it is AMAZING!!! My picky 15yo DS actually asked me to make it twice in one week, after he had eaten all the leftovers, too.

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