Macaroni and Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole

Macaroni and Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole

  • 30 Minutes Prep1 Hour 5 Minutes Total
  • 10 Servings
  • 550 Calories per Serving
Take your mac and cheese weeknight dinner to a whole new level with this veggie-kissed casserole. The crunchy cheese and bread crumb topping makes a perfect finish for the creamy filling.

Ingredient List

Macaroni and Cheesy Chicken

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 9 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 oz)
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen broccoli florets


  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  2. In 5-quart Dutch oven, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Beat in flour, onion salt, garlic salt and pepper with whisk until thickened. Cook 1 minute longer. Beat in milk. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 cups of the cheese until melted. Stir in macaroni, chicken and frozen broccoli. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top.
  3. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter; stir until combined. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  4. Bake 33 to 36 minutes or until mixture is bubbly (at least 165°F in center) and bread crumbs are browned.


  • Jack Attack! Rather than sharp yellow Cheddar, try swapping in white Monterey Jack cheese for a slightly different flavor.
  • This recipe tastes amazing with hot slices of Pillsbury™ French bread slathered with cold butter.
  • This recipe tastes amazing with hot slices of Pillsbury™ French bread slathered with cold butter.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 29g 45%, Saturated Fat 16g 80%, Cholesterol 100mg 33%, Sodium 720mg 30%, Potassium 300mg 9%, Total Carbohydrate 44g 15%, Dietary Fiber 2g 11%, Vitamin A 30%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 45%, Iron 10%, Vitamin D 10%, Vitamin E 6%, Thiamin 20%, Riboflavin 30%, Niacin 20%, Vitamin B6 15%, Folic Acid 25%, Vitamin B12 15%, Pantothenic Acid 10%, Phosphorus 40%, Magnesium 10%, Zinc 20%, Selenium 60%, Copper 6%, Manganese 20%

Other Nutrients and Exchanges (Amount per serving)

Calories 550, Calories from Fat 260, Trans Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 2g, Sugars 6g, Protein 28g, Beta-Carotene 20%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 3, Starch 2 1/2, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 0, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 1, Very Lean Meat 1, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 1 1/2, Fat 3, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 1/4c, Grains 1oz-eq, Meat & Beans 1oz-eq, Dairy 1 1/2c, Fats & Oils 2tsp