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Chicken, Macaroni, and Cheese Casserole

January 16, 2011

With the addition of a small side salad, this CHICKEN, MACARONI, AND CHEESE CASSEROLE is perfect to make for dinner.

INGREDIENTS

2 chicken breast
10 ounces penne pasta
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
4 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups sharp cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon stone mustard
2 eggs
2 cups milk
salt

DIRECTIONS

1.  Boil chicken and when done let cool.  Pull chicken.  Save water to cook pasta.

2.  Cook pasta until al dente about 8-10 minutes.

3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

4.  Whisk milk and eggs together in medium bowl.

5.  In medium sauce pan saute onions, garlic and mustard with butter.  When lightly brown, add milk and eggs.  Bring to a boil.

6.  Once boiling begins, reduce heat to medium / high and add sharp cheese along with 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Stir until all cheese is melted.  Once melted, add in chicken and pasta making sure to mix thoroughly.

7. Transfer to a 2 quart souffle dish. Top with remaining parmesan cheese and then add bread crumbs.

8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until top is lightly brown.

SERVES: 6 | TIME: 1 hour

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Anne Taylor permalink
    January 16, 2011 1:13 PM

    looks & sounds yummy; we’ll be having this soooon! thanks!

  2. January 17, 2011 1:41 PM

    Nice post – love casseroles you can reheat later in the week. Keep up the good looking photography 🙂

  3. January 17, 2011 2:45 PM

    Love your site, Paul! Glad you found me. Looking forward to lots more!

  4. zoey permalink
    January 17, 2011 10:14 PM

    Yum! The kids will love this too!!!

  5. January 22, 2011 5:44 PM

    My nephew will love this dish. He’s a cheese and pasta fanatic!

    Kristi

  6. January 22, 2011 7:56 PM

    Yummy!! This casserole looks great! Looks so quick and easy to make during a week night, I will have to give this a try, Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. January 24, 2011 4:50 PM

    Delicious recipe! You have a great blog, I’ll look forward to stopping by.

  8. January 29, 2011 8:52 PM

    Love your site. Mac-n-cheese is a favorite and this recipe looks great, nice balance of flavors and a little chicken for protein. Can’t wait to give it a try. The tropical protein shake looks good too, never thought to freeze the pineapple chunks to make it icy (I will be giving that a try tomorrow)!

  9. February 23, 2011 4:34 PM

    Yum this is comfort food at its best. Love it!

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