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Macaroni and Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole

macaroni and cheesy chicken baked casserole Entree
Macaroni and Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 10

Take your mac and cheese weeknight dinner to a whole new level with this veggie-kissed casserole. The crunchy cheese and bread crumb topping makes a perfect finish for the creamy filling. MORE+ LESS-

Brooke Lark
Updated February 1, 2019
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

Macaroni and Cheesy Chicken

2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 9 oz)
4
tablespoons butter
1/3
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon onion salt
1
teaspoon garlic salt
1
teaspoon pepper
3
cups milk
4
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 oz)
2
cups chopped cooked chicken
1
bag (16 oz) frozen broccoli florets

Topping

1 1/2
cups Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
4
tablespoons butter, melted

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Beat in flour, onion salt, garlic salt and pepper with whisk until thickened. Cook 1 minute longer. Beat in milk. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 cups of the cheese until melted. Stir in macaroni, chicken and frozen broccoli. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter; stir until combined. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  • 4
    Bake 33 to 36 minutes or until mixture is bubbly (at least 165°F in center) and bread crumbs are browned.

Expert Tips

  • Jack Attack! Rather than sharp yellow Cheddar, try swapping in white Monterey Jack cheese for a slightly different flavor.
  • This recipe tastes amazing with hot slices of Pillsbury™ French bread slathered with cold butter.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1 1/4 cups
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
720mg
30%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
6g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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