Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chicken Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Bake

Original Recipe
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 block 2% cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black & red pepper mix
1 package chicken meatballs, chopped (can also use a package of chicken breasts Sams has chicken meatballs)
1 (10-ounce) package frozen broccoli, thawed
8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, and whisk in all-purpose flour; cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes.

Whisk in milk gradually; cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Add shredded cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Remove from heat. Stir in broccoli, chicken, and pasta. Pour into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.