Leftover chicken tastes even better the second time around when you serve it with creamy guajillo sauce and Parmesan-cheesy pasta cakes.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1/4 lb. spaghetti, broken into 2-inch lengths
3 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
3 green onions, chopped, divided
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper s
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
2 egg s, beaten
1/4 cup flour
1 cup guajillo salsa
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed, softened
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Let's Make It
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt; drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Reserve 2 Tbsp. Parmesan and 1 Tbsp. onions. Combine remaining Parmesan and onions with pasta and all remaining ingredients except salsa and cream cheese; shape into 8 (4-inch) patties, using about 1/2 cup pasta mixture for each. Refrigerate 30 min. Meanwhile, blend reserved spaghetti cooking water, salsa and cream cheese in blender until smooth.
Heat large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add pasta cakes, in batches; cook 2 to 3 min. on each side or until heated through and browned on both sides. Meanwhile, cook cream cheese sauce in saucepan on medium heat 5 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently.
Serve pasta cakes topped with sauce, and reserved Parmesan and onions.
Pasta cakes can shaped ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 12 hours before cooking as directed. Or, freeze cakes in airtight container up to 1 week. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before cooking as directed. Prepare sauce as directed while cakes are cooking.
Substitute shredded cooked turkey or pork for the chicken.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.