Chicken Pasta Casserole With Mushrooms and Cheese

Chicken Pasta Bake
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  • 2 hrs
  • Prep: 75 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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This easy chicken and pasta bake is an easy one-dish meal. Serve the casserole with a salad and biscuits for a satisfying everyday dinner.

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces spaghetti, broken up, or other pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or half-and-half
  • 3 cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 2 1/2- to 3-quart baking dish. 
  2. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water following package directions; drain and rinse well.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat; melt butter. Add mushrooms and cook until tender. Reduce heat to low. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
  4. Blend the flour into the mushrooms. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually add the milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened.
  1. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese. Cook, stirring, until the cheese has melted.
  2. Add chicken, Worcestershire sauce, and spaghetti. Mix to blend all of the ingredients and turn into a baking dish.
  3. Top with the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  4. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

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