Mexican Pasta Casserole

Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. rigatoni, ziti or other medium pasta shape
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and julienned
  • 1/4 c. ripe olives, chopped
  • 1 c. (4 oz.) Queso Quesadilla, Monterey Jack or Jalapeño Havarti Cheese, shredded and divided
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