Creamy Chicken Rigatoni Bake

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This is dinner tonight...something I threw together...I suspect the family will want garlic bread and a salad with it..but any good crusty bread would be good with this, and maybe a veggie..

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

8 oz
rigatoni pasta, cooked
1/2 c
chopped celery
1/2 c
onions, diced
1/3 c
butter
1/3 c
flour
2 Tbsp
instant chicken bouillon granules
1 1/2 c
sharp cheddar cheese
3 c
chicken, cooked and cubed
4 1/2 c
milk
1/2 c
diced red bell pepper

TOPPING

1
sleeve of ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 stick
butter ,melted
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
shredded parmesan

Step-By-Step

1Cook pasta according to package directions.

Preheat oven to 350.
2In large skillet, over medium heat, cook celery,red bell pepper and onion in margarine until tender.

Stir in flour and boullion. . Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

Remove from heat. Add cheese; stir until melted.
3Stir in the pasta and chicken.
4Spoon into a greased 9x13 baking dish.

Melt the 1/2 cup of butter and add to the crushed ritz crumbs, then add cheese and garlic powder, mix well and evenly coat the top of casserole


Cover. Bake 30 - 40 minutes remove the cover, and continue baking another 5 min or till golden brown...I used a deep dish pie plate for presentation..so it may not take as long to bake using a 9x13 pan.

About this Recipe

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