Thursday, May 20, 2010

cheddar chicken spirals

a good casserole, also from the Taste of Home Busy Family Cookbook.

cheddar chicken spirals:

1 1/2 C spiral pasta, cooked according to package
1/2 C mayo
1/3 C milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried basil
2 C frozen mixed veggies, thawed
1 1/2 C cubed, cooked chicken
1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese, divided

mix mayo, milk, salt and basil in a large bowl. 
stir in 1 c cheese. 
add cooked chicken and veggies. 
drain pasta, then stir it into the bowl.

transfer to greased 1 1/2 qt. microwave safe dish.
sprinkle with remaining cheese.
cover and microwave on high for 4-5 mins.
let stand 5 mins before serving.

thoughts:
I doubled almost everything in this recipe, using a whole box of pasta, 3 chicken breasts and 2 packages of frozen veggies.  it was awesome.  I will be making this again, many times.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

So, every new recipe I think of lately involves pasta, it's hard to get around. Tonight I made one of Amanda's recipes, Ham and Cheese Calzone, and it was really yummy, like a stuffed pizza. But since I'm on a pasta kick, here's one that is really good and hearty: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Wendys-Quick-Pasta-and-Lentils/Detail.aspx

I've used can soup and homemade soup and both are good. I'm not a huge lentil person but really liked this.

Amanda said...

You could do this with tuna...... for a meatless friday. That is if you like tuna.. I think I'll try this one.

We eat so much pasta at our house. It's so cheap, but I cringe at the thought of 3 chicken breasts. Would a double recipe, feed my family of 7? How was the amount of chicken in it. I try to never use more than 2 unless we;re grilling or something like that. I'm just way too cheap.

Ohhh I have a recipe for a bacon, linguine and tomato pasta. . I'll need to read your bacon pasta below to see if it's similar.

Bonnie said...

Amanda, I think doubling it would feed your family, especially since you're all skinny. But you'll definitely want a side or two (applesauce and a salad? something like that.) This casserole was the only thing I served; Trav and I each had 2 helpings and there was still 2/3 of the pan left. And the amount of chicken was good, with all the pasta and veggies, and Trav is a big meat eater.

Lisa, Thanks for the recipe!

Lisa said...

OK, I was really excited about my meal tonight and thought I'd share, especially since it was healthy, cheap, easy (and pretty!) We had corn on the cob, grilled chicken breast (which I pounded and marinated in 3 tbsp lemon juice, 1/3 c. olive oil and s&p), green bean salad (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/02/potato-and-green-bean-salad-325-pts.html) and sliced strawberries. The green bean salad was a nice change and made with ingredients found around the house.

Amanda said...

Bonnie you are so kind, but we eat like pigs.......

I'm going to put that in my rotation and see how it goes.

Tonya said...

I'm going to make this tomorrow night, love easy stuff like this and I'm sure my boys will love it! I had everything except for the chicken and pasta, ha!

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