Cilantro Green Chile Penne

Meatless Mondays: Cilantro Green Chile Penne

Published On June 3, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Eating Healthy, Food, Recipes

Happy Monday and yes, it’s still meatless.  Recess is continuing with its Meatless Mondays recipes and we have another delicious one for you.  We’re bringing you Cilantro Green Chile Penne from the Organized Cook.  Perfect as a main entree or side dish, this meat-free meal is easy to make and yummy to boot!



Cilantro Green Chile Penne


  • cooked penne pasta- 1 lb
  • cilantro- 1 bundle
  • diced green chiles- 3 7oz. cans DO NOT DRAIN
  • queso fresco cheese- 1 round


  1. boil pasta in salted water, drain and return to pan
  2. pull leaves from cilantro and place in blender
  3. add green chiles with juices to blender
  4. add about 3/4 of cheese to blender
  5. blend together on medium speed until sauce forms, but do not over-blend
  6. pour sauce over cooked penne and heat until bubbly, just a few minutes
  7. serve garnished with remaining crumbled cheese
Cilantro Green Chile Penne

Cilantro Green Chile Penne

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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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