Chicken And Broccoli Pasta Casserole Recipe
This is a tasty chicken and pasta casserole that incorporates vegetables and creamy cheese.
16 oz pasta, cooked & drained
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
4 cups cooked chicken, cut into small cubes
4 Tablespoons butter, melted, divided
2 cups milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 cups parmesan cheese
1 cup breadcrumbs
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400F.
Cook the pasta al dente and drain the water.
Place broccoli into a saucepan and just cover with water.
Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the water.
In a large bowl, toss the pasta,broccoli,red peppers and chicken cubes.
In a small bowl, mix the milk, cream, 2 tablespoons of the melted butter and 1 cup of the parmesan cheese.
Stir the milk mixture into the pasta mixture.
Combine thoroughly and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place into a 2.5 quart (or larger) casserole dish.
In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with the rest of the parmesan cheese and the remaining melted butter and
sprinkle on top of the casserole.
Bake for 25-30 minutes just until the topping is golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle on the grated cheddar cheese. Return to the oven for 5 minutes, to melt the cheese.
Serve and enjoy.