Macaroni and Chicken Casserole

Macaroni and Chicken Casserole
Macaroni and Chicken Casserole. Lara Ferroni/Getty Images
  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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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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