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out of the pantry potluck

Recipe by
Carole Davis
Upper Arlington, OH

My husband always feels that my potlucks are when I am at my best. The problem is that I never write them down. Here is one of the few I remember.

yield 4 to 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For out of the pantry potluck

  • 8 oz
    box of elbow macaroni cooked, al dente
  • 8 oz
    sliced baby bellas
  • 4 slice
  • 8 oz
    chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 c
    fontina cheese grated
  • 1/2 c
    asiago cheese grated
  • 1/2 c
    white cheddar grated
  • 1 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 sm
    chopped onion
  • salt to taste
  • 1 c
    panko breadcrumbs

How To Make out of the pantry potluck

  • 1
    Cook pasta acording to package al dente or less.
  • 2
    Mix chicken and cheese,
  • 3
    Fry the bacon until crispy or if wou want cook it in the microwave 1 minute on high per slice. When the bacon is done, drain and saute the bellas and onion in the bacon grease
  • 4
    Melt the butter and add the flour to make a roux. Add garlic powder to season. Add the heavy cream when it is thickened add the bacon, onion, cheese and chicken.
  • 5
    Mix the chicken mixture with the pasta and mix well. Put in an 9x9 baking dish and top with panko bread crumbs.
  • 6
    Bake at 350* F for 10 minutes or until bubbly. let rest 5 minutes and serve.

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