Sunday, April 8, 2012

Chicken + Mushroom Penne Casserole Recipe

Chicken mushroom penne casserole is a very simple and delicious dish. This recipe consists of ingredients such as chicked (breast) , mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic and mushroom (fresh or canned); with a combination like this you cannot go wrong. If you are looking for a quick dinner this is an excellent choice because this casserole only takes about 40 minutes to prepare including the cooking time. A good alternative to mozzarella cheese would be Italian cheese blend. This goes great served with garlic bread. Enjoy.

3 cups uncooked penne pasta
2 eggs
½ cup half-and-half cream
4 tablespoons butter (melted)
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 garlic cloves (minced)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1lb chicken breasts grilled
1 cup of mushroom

Cooking Instructions:Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook penne pasta according to package directions. In a small bowl combine eggs, half-and-half, and butter (melted); set aside. Drain the pasta and place it into a large bowl. Add parmesan cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and reserved egg mixture; toss to coat. Stir in chicken and mushroom.
Step 2: Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour the chicken and penne mixture into the baking dish and top with left over mozzarella cheese.
Step 3: Place into the oven and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes the cheese has melted.

(Makes 6 Servings)
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