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Cheesy Chicken Casserole

A comfort food classic, macaroni and cheese is even better with veggies, chicken and a crispy topping.

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Turn your dinner into a comfort food feast with this easy Macaroni & Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole. It’s so rich, hearty and creamy…and topped with crispy panko bread crumbs. An absolutely terrific recipe for kids and adults alike! 

Casseroles are a great way to dish up food for a crowd, but they can sometimes be high in fat and calories and low in actual nutrition. The addition of colorful frozen veggies turns this casserole into a one-dish meal that offers needed vitamins and minerals, while still satisfying that comfort food tooth. There is a comfort food tooth, right? 

Here’s how to pull together this delicious casserole. First, whip up a quick, rich cheddar cheese sauce.

Macaroni & Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole
Place cooked pasta in the bottom of a glass casserole dish. Macaroni & Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole
Top with cooked, diced chicken. Macaroni & Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole
Spread some Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers® over the chicken. Then pour your cheese sauce on top. Macaroni & Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole
Top with buttery panko bread crumbs. Bake until golden brown and bubbly. Macaroni & Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole
Serve the baked casserole to the hungry bellies surrounding your table. Enjoy! CheesyChickenCasserole_hd