This chicken casserole in a cheesy sauce can be ready in no time and you will love the taste. The ingredients meld together perfectly to give it a great flavor. Comfort food at its best!
This recipe was originally titled Chicken Noodle Casserole and calls for egg noodles. But it can be made using any pasta, however. Penne, cavatappi, rigatoni or any of the tubular, spiral or ridged pastas work best with a sauce as the ridges or spirals will hold onto the sauce better allowing you to enjoy it with each bite. Chef’s choice!
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 40 min
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
4 cups egg noodles, (approximately 2 cups uncooked cooked and drained)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup milk
3 cups cheddar cheese, grated
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 9 x13 inch baking dish.
2. In a large, tall-sided saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, sauté until near translucent. Stirring frequently, add garlic and red pepper flakes, cook for two minutes more. Stir in the flour and cook until the flour is absorbed. Slowly add the milk and 2 cups of cheese. Reserve 1 cup of cheese for casserole topping. Once the cheese is melted add salt and pepper to taste. Combine chicken, sour cream and noodles into cheese mixture. Stir until the noodles are coated with mixture.
3. Pour mixture into a prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.
4. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.
recipe from: pauladeen.com