Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Baked Macaroni with Chicken

I used to make this all the time, because it's one of my husband's favorite.  However, I kind of forgot about it and haven't made it in a long time. I made it last night though and it was very tasty!  I wouldn't say that it is incredibly flavorful but I like it because it's really comforting. Also, it's a breeze to make and pretty healthy.  

Ingredients:

1 box macaroni *see my note below the pictures for an alternative
2 boxes chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 eggs
1/2 cup onion, minced
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste
you're favorite tomato sauce (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.  Poach chicken by simmering in salted water until cooked through.  (You could use any type of chopped chicken.  Rotisserie, left over, baked, etc)  Boil noodles.  

In a separate bowl beat eggs and mix in spinach, onion, parmesan, salt, and pepper. Once chopped chicken and noodles have cooled a little mix those in too.  

Place everything in a sprayed casserole dish and top with mozzarella.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.



I like to serve mine with Vodka sauce :)


***Okay a note about the noodles.  You could also use spaghetti and bake it in a well sprayed bundt pan.  Then remove the noodles onto a plate.  Serve the sauce in the hole.  I have done this before but didn't have any spaghetti.  I think it's more fun for kids and a nicer presentation if you're having guests.***

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Have a great day!!



Macaroni and Cheese on Foodista

11 comments:

  1. Yum! My hubby always wants me to make homemade Mac and Cheese but I never do it because I remember not liking it when I was a kid. Maybe this will be a good compromise for us!

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  2. This sounds like a fantastic go to casserole,and both simple and delicious at the same time!!

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  3. Oh that looks fabulous, thanks for sharing.

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  4. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing and linking up to TMTT.

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  5. I love the fresh idea of adding in the spinach. I hadn't thought of it. Nice!

    Thanks for stopping over my way! Have a wonderful day!

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  6. This looks so yummy! I love the spinach in there!

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  7. That looks just perfect for me. Something I would totally make. I'll have to remember it. Thanks!

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  8. ohhh......this is my kind of food....i have made it without the eggs..this way it looks yum.
    came here for the first time n liked it........

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  9. That looks especially good with the vodka sauce.. I LOVE vodka sauce!

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