Baked Three Cheese Pasta with Roasted Chicken

Russ Myers

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@Beegee1947

This is an absolutely incredible recipe! So easy to make and so full of flavor and texture.


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Serves:

4 Servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 c
milk
1 c
reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 c
(6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese, divided
1 pkg
(8 ounce) penne rigate (uncooked)
2 c
broccoli florets
3 c
rotisserie chicken, skinned and boned and torn into large pieces
1/2 c
mild crumbled blue cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Melt butter in a saucepan; stir in flour until blended. Slowly stir in the milk and broth and cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until mixture is smooth and just begins to boil, about 8 minutes.

Stir in 1 cup of the mozzarella and 1/4 cup of the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese; remove from heat.
2
Bring a large pot of water to boiling; add the pasta and cook for 6 minutes. Add the broccoli florets to the pasta and continue cooking until both are firm to the bite; about 6 minutes more. Remove from heat and add 1 cup cold water to stop the cooking; drain.
3
Combine the pasta and broccoli, cheese sauce and chicken; spread in a shallow 2 quart baking dish. Drop pieces of the blue cheese on top, tucking into the pasta. Sprinkle surface with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
4
Bake for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and mixture is bubbly. Cool 10 minutes before serving allowing pasta to set.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy