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Old 03-27-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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TNT Chicken-Broccoli and Penne Casserole

This is a super-easy week night dinner to put together fast! I made this last night for dinner for the two of us. The recipe called for jarred alfredo sauce, but I made my own. I started a roux (butter and flour, added milk and seasonings (garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt and pepper) and whisked until it thickened, taking it off the heat.)

I also halved the recipe, since it's just Mark and I. The recipe below makes 8 servings.

Chicken-Broccoli and Penne Casserole

1 (16 ounce) box penne, cooked
2 (16 ounce) jars alfredo sauce, warmed
4 cups cheese, shredded & divided in half (I used Mozzarella)
1 large bunch broccoli, cooked
3-4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, seasoned, cooked, & cut into bite-sized pieces
salt-n-pepper to taste
italian seasoning for garnish

Spray or grease a 13 x 9 pan. In a bowl, mix the pasta, chicken, broccoli, Alfredo sauce & one bag of the cheese. Gently stir until blended. Dump into baking pan. Taste to see if it needs a little more salt-n-pepper. Sprinkle the remaining bag of cheese and a sprinkling of italian seasoning over the top. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-20 (ovens vary) minutes or until cheese melts.

Serves 8.



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Old 03-27-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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I know that I would like that because I love every one of the ingredients! Beautiful picture too!
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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Thanks, VB!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:12 PM   #4
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thanks Cooksie and Loprraine!

I forgot to include the most important ingredient in the alfredo sauce I made... that is parmesan cheese! DUH! I wish I would have written down ingredient amounts for that sauce... It turned out wonderful!
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:11 AM   #5
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Thanks, Vanilla Bean. I'm going to make this soon.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:58 AM   #6
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I make that also - It s a favorite-
I changed it up at times by using frozen mixed veggie that were - cauilfower, broccoli, carrots, and water chestnuts mixture. Using same amount as just broccoli cut up would be. I also make a lil more sauce as I like very saucey.
Quick easy meal - thanks for reminding me- haven't made it in awhile. Use to make it all the time when the daughter was living home. One of her favorites.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:56 AM   #7
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VB, In my mind, I knew there wass parmesan cheese in it, so probably would have added it anyway. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:07 AM   #8
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Hi that was a great recipe... i tried it and it came out wonderfully... every one in house liked it a lot.... my neighbors came running to my house and tasted and appreciated me for my cooking skill.. but it all goes to you ... thanks a lot ...
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:21 PM   #9
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Hi that was a great recipe... i tried it and it came out wonderfully... every one in house liked it a lot.... my neighbors came running to my house and tasted and appreciated me for my cooking skill.. but it all goes to you ... thanks a lot ...
Wow! If all the neighbors came running , then it must have turned out great! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:52 PM   #10
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I'll have to try that, thanks for sharing.
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