Monday, June 18, 2012

CHICKEN ASPARAGUS PARMESAN PENNE CASSEROLE








This is a delicious casserole you will love. I love pasta dishes and this is a "knock off" from a Southern Lady - Nov/Dec 2007 issue.  Last night I made a Cranberry Spinach Salad  and the Cracker Barrel Knock off Hashbrown Casserole 
I also baked 3 loaves of of bread and Chocolate Peppermint Brownies.

PASTA RECIPE FOR 12 servings:  Use large deeper casserole dish

2 large or 3 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 10 0z penne or really any choice of pasta shells will work, 1 bunch of asparagus with the tough ends trimmed, (optional: 1 cup mushroom sauteed in butter and chopped up), 1 small jar pimentos with liquid, 1 8 oz cream cheese softened, 2 cups of shredded parmesan cheese divided, 2 large eggs, 2 cups whipping cream, 1 tsp minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste

#1  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
#2 Grease with butter - a deeper large casserole size dish or pan
#3  Boil your pasta according the box directions and drain
#4  Boil Asparagus on medium until tender and drain
#5 Saute chicken breast till tender in butter/little olive oil or just parboil them until tender in water.
#6 In a medium bow - combine pasta, mushrooms, pimento and liquid, and drained chopped asparagus.  Add Chopped Chicken pieces and stir through- drop into buttered casserole dish
#7  In a large bowl, combine softened cream cheese, eggs, whipping cream, garlic and salt and pepper (1/2 tsp each or more)
#8  Now pour over what's in the casserole #6 and top with remaining 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese

BAKE NOW FOR 25 MINUTES AT 350 DEGREES



10 comments:

ellen b. said...

I think you are right...I would like this. Wish you could pass a plate full through the screen!

Tammy's in Love said...

Holy Domesticity! What a great lineup of food! How about sharing that brownie recipe too???

Tammy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

YUM!!!!!

That looks so so good!

Martha said...

This casserole looks good -- would be a great ladies lunch!

relevanttealeaf said...

Wow! You've been busy in your kitchen! The casserole looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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Sarah said...

Looks yummy and I have chicken and asparagus in the fridge that need to be used soon.

Anne said...

Bernideen this casserole looks really good. I love pasta. I do want to try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks easy too.

Annesphamily said...

Yummy! You have been a busy baker as well as great cook!

b foley said...

This looks great! When do you add the heavy cream?