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Three-Cheese Ziti and Smoked Chicken Casserole

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 375°F 25 mins Stand 10 mins
Three-Cheese Ziti and Smoked Chicken Casserole
Ingredients
  • 12  ounces  dried cut ziti pasta
  • 3  tablespoons  butter
  • 2  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 3  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground white pepper
  • 3 1/2  cups  milk
  • 1 1/2  cups  finely shredded Asiago cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1  cup  finely shredded fontina cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/2  cup  crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)
  • 2  cups  chopped smoked chicken or shredded purchased roasted chicken
  • 1/3  cup  panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) or fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2  teaspoons  truffle-flavor oil or melted butter
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart casserole; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return to pan.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in flour, salt, and white pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Gradually add Asiago cheese, fontina cheese, and blue cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in chicken. Stir chicken mixture into cooked pasta.

3. Transfer mixture to the prepared casserole. In a small bowl, combine panko and truffle oil; sprinkle over pasta mixture. Bake, uncovered, about 25 minutes or until mixture is heated through and crumbs are lightly browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Three-Cheese Ziti and Smoked Chicken Casserole)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 753,
  • Fat, total (g) 39,
  • chol. (mg) 141,
  • sat. fat (g) 22,
  • carb. (g) 56,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 43,
  • vit. A (IU) 729,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 8,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 133,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 953,
  • Potassium (mg) 401,
  • calcium (mg) 666,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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