Macaroni and Chicken Casserole

Macaroni and Chicken Casserole
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    75 min
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This is a macaroni and chicken casserole recipe that calls for chicken and chopped olives, along with other vegetables and ingredients. It's a tasty casserole for a family meal, or take it to a potluck dinner to impress your friends and neighbors.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper (about half of a small bell pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 4 ounces (1 cup) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs, tossed with 1 tablespoon of melted butter - for topping chicken casserole

How to Make It

  • Heat the oven to 350° F (180° C/Gas 4). Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

  • Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water following package directions; drain and then place in a large bowl.

  • In a large skillet or saute pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add chopped onion, mushrooms, and chopped green bell pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until onion is softened and mushrooms are browned.

  • Add the sauteed skillet mixture to the macaroni with chopped olives, shredded cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper, chicken, and milk.

  • Transfer chicken and macaroni mixture to the prepared baking dish.

  • Sprinkle buttered bread crumbs over the top of macaroni and chicken casserole.

  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until casserole is bubbly and the bread crumb topping is lightly browned.

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