Rating: 3.76 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

Great pasta with cheese sauce topped with beans, tomatoes, and chicken

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, heat drained black beans over medium heat; set aside.

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  • In a medium saucepan, melt cheese and sour cream.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and place in a bowl.

  • Add hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, dried red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste to cheese sauce when melted; mix well.

  • Spoon sauce over pasta and top with beans, tomatoes, green onions and chicken; serve.

Nutrition Facts

765 calories; protein 41.1g; carbohydrates 78.1g; fat 33g; cholesterol 96.7mg; sodium 1061.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (37)

42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2005
I have been looking for this recipe since having it at Ruby Tuesday s. This is definately not it. I ve tried eliminating the velveeta & sour cream & instead using an alfredo sauce. It s closer to the original but I can t seem to get that southwestern cheese flavor even after adding southwest seasoning. Hopefully someone can come up with that cheese sauce. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2003
This recipe is NOT a good example of the actual Ruby Tuesday's entree. I would not recommend this dish. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2003
Good recipe! I thought the sauce was a little rich and it could have used more hot sauce but other than that my husband & I thought it was "restaurant quality!" Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2011
This was pretty darn good. My husband cooked it and used about 8 oz. Velveeta and a can of drained diced tomatoes with green chilies in place of the chopped tomatoes because that's what we had on hand. I don't think we'll add any more Velveeta next time...the sauce was great and we LOVE cheese! Quick and easy and VERY filling! Thanks Bernadette! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2003
For those who think this is too cheesy tasting or too much sour cream I can only say "well duh!" If you don't like those two ingredients you definitely won't like this recipe and shouldn't even try it. My husband and I thought this was FANTASTIC! The first thing he said was that it LOOKED really nice. It tasted even better. Next time I'll use another can of beans and at least one more piece of chicken. The cheese sauce would also be great as a dip for chips or vegetables. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
04/30/2003
I tried this recipe as is...I cook a lot so I know what I'm doing. The cheese made it have a gritty texture and it just did not have a good flavor. I was very dissapointed and we ended up throwing it out. I would not reccomend this to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Not bad. You must like cheese before even starting this recipe. I used only 8oz of cheese and added a dash of garlic/onion powder into the sauce. Also I made a blackened chicken recipe (and more of it) to place on top. Don't think I'd make this again but I don't regret trying it either. My family seems to agree with this decision. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2005
This is a decent starter recipe but it needs some tweaking and I'm not sure yet how to go about it. The problem is the cheese: you can't get past the Velveeta taste even when you cut the amount in half. No amount of sour cream can disguise that decidedly fake cheese taste. Additionally it's pretty gross when if you have leftover cheese sauce it has congealed into a solid block of goo in the pan. I think the answer might lie in combining sour cream with the spices (and adding chile powder) and mixing in some shredded cheese and then just warm it to serving temperature. The cheese won't be melted but I think it'd have a more natural flavor. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2003
Ruby Tuesday's version of this is my very favorite dish in the whole world. This is not it however it is tastey. I have tried to subsitute Montery Jack instead of the processed cheese. It did not melt as smoothly as I would have liked but this is a great recipe to experiment with and it will still come out rather well. Read More
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