Rating: 4.5 stars
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  • 1 star values: 4

I created this with ingredients I had in the pantry, and it turned into a family favorite!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
57 mins
1 hr 7 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in ziti and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; add onion and green pepper. Cook and stir until soft, 5 to 7 minutes; remove from skillet. Place chicken into the skillet; cook and stir until no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Combine salsa, cream cheese, and taco seasoning in a saucepan over low heat: cook until cream cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Combine ziti, chicken, salsa mixture, black beans, corn, and onion mixture in a large bowl. Add 8 ounces Cheddar cheese; mix until combined. Pour into a baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Mexican cheese blend can be substituted for the Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

836 calories; protein 43.1g; carbohydrates 71.1g; fat 42.8g; cholesterol 152.7mg; sodium 1501.2mg. Full Nutrition