FOUR CHEESE CHICKEN PASTA BAKE

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1lb of Fusilli Bucati Corti pasta or any noodle would really work, even fettuccine, boiled to al dente and drained
  • 9 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ½ tablespoons flour
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons grated Gouda cheese
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons grated sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 6 ounces of mascarpone cheese
  • 10 ounces of cooked chicken breast, sliced or cubed, I like grilled chicken
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese for topping

Directions

Heat oven to 350. Spray baking dish, square 9×9 or oval dish, with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed and drain.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to low. Stir in mascarpone, white cheddar cheese, Gouda, parmesan and half-and-half. Allow all cheese to melt and meld together while continuously stirring. Once completely mixed together and cheese is melted, stir in chicken.

Add pasta to chicken mixture; toss gently to mix well. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered about 15-25 minutes or until hot in the center.

From: http://www.adashofsanity.com/2014/03/four-cheese-chicken-pasta-bake/

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