Sunday, June 9, 2013
I found this recipe a few days ago on Pinterest, and I decided to try it out using my own Alfredo sauce recipe instead of the kind from a jar. I also varied the amounts of some other ingredients. This is what I came up with.
Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Bake
2 cups half and half
2 sticks butter or margarine
8 oz. softened cream cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. Pepper
3 cups small pasta shells, cooked according to package directions
2 cups cooked/ shredded chicken
3 cups steamed broccoli
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add half and half, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Stir until smooth, then bring to soft boil and cook 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and let thicken. Once sauce has thickened a bit, stir in cooked pasta shells, chicken, and broccoli. Pour this mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.