Rating: 3.5 stars
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 47 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
bake:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, adding green beans and broccoli the last 2 minutes; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Return pasta to pan.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, red peppers and chicken. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Add chicken to pasta in pan.

  • For cheese sauce, in a large saucepan melt the 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour, then tomato paste. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Gradually stir in cheddar and American cheeses until nearly melted. Remove from heat; season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Add cheese sauce to pasta mixture, stirring to coat.

  • Spoon pasta mixture into a 3 quart baking dish. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap, then with foil. Freeze for up to 4 months.

  • To serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove plastic wrap; recover with foil. Bake about 1 hour 15 minutes, or until heated through, stirring every 30 minutes. Top with crushed croutons.

Nutrition Facts

579 calories; fat 29g; cholesterol 111mg; saturated fat 14g; carbohydrates 47g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 4g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 10g; protein 44g; vitamin a 1551IU; vitamin c 20mg; thiamin 0.5mg; riboflavin 0.7mg; niacin equivalents 9.5mg; vitamin b6 0.7mg; folate 130.5mcg; vitamin b12 1.4mcg; sodium 890mg; potassium 702mg; calcium 566mg; iron 2.6mg.
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