Four Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake

Four Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake
Rich and creamy pasta bake made with a four cheese sauce, chicken and noodles. Delicious dish, easy to prepare and even better to share.
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
  1. Heat oven to 350. Spray baking dish, square 9x9 or oval dish, with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed and drain.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Kids review: Sadly, when I made this all my kids were down with some horrible virus that we picked up while cruisin’ in the Bahamas. There were some leftovers that my daughter Jojo, the cheese addict, was able to try, and she loved it. My husband would always substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the white chicken meat, but he and I inhaled it for dinner, and lunch and dinner the next day it was so good.

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