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Cheesy Chicken Macaroni Casserole

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The cheesy chicken macaroni casserole is a cheesy macaroni and chicken preparation that is baked with a cheese sauce. Prepared with vegetables like carrots, peas and basil for flavor, the cheesy chicken casserole can be served as a full meal and can be swapped with turkey too instead of teh chicken.
Ingredients
  Elbow macaroni 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Frozen peas and carrots 10 Ounce
  Margarine/Butter 2 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Milk 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Cubed pasteurized process cheese spread 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Chopped cooked chicken/Frozen diced cooked chicken / turkey, thawed 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Soft bread crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Margarine/Butter 1 Tablespoon, melted
Directions

Cook macaroni according to the package directions.
Drain.
Meanwhile, place frozen peas and carrots in a colander.
Rinse with running water to separate.
Set aside.
In a large saucepan melt 2 tablespoons margarine or butter.
Stir in flour and basil.
Add milk.
Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
Remove from heat.
Stir in process cheese spread till melted.
Stir in macaroni, peas and carrots, and chicken or turkey.
Turn mixture into a 1 1/2 quart casserole.
Combine bread crumbs, almonds, and 1 tablespoon melted mar garine or butter, then sprinkle over the casserole.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven 35 to 40 minutes or till heated through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Interest: 
Quick
Servings: 
6

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