Recipe By Bernadette
Published Mar 4th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 to 6 servings Calories 765.2

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound processed cheese food, cubed
  • 10 ounces sour cream
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ bunch green onions, diced
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts, chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium saucepan, heat drained black beans over medium heat; set aside.
  2. 2 In a medium saucepan, melt cheese and sour cream.
  3. 3 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.
  4. 4 Add hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, dried red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste to cheese sauce when melted; mix well.
  5. 5 Spoon sauce over pasta and top with beans, tomatoes, green onions and chicken; serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 765.2
  • Carbohydrate 78.1 g
  • Cholesterol 96.7 mg
  • Fat 33 g
  • Fiber 8.4 g
  • Protein 41.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 19 g
  • Sodium 1061.8 mg
  • Sugar 4.1 g

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  1. 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! - Read more ...
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. This recipe is NOT a good example of the actual Ruby Tuesday's entree. I would not recommend this dish.
  6. 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!"
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. 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. - Read more ...
  9. 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.