Chicken Broccoli Casserole Recipe
Cheesy and delicious, this Chicken Broccoli Casserole is the ultimate comfort food! It is sure to become one of your favorite one pan casserole recipes.
This Chicken Broccoli Casserole will be your new go-to easy dinner! Made simple using leftover baked mac and cheese, you’ll want to make this meal over and over again.
What sort of fridge staples do you keep stocked at all times? No matter what I have going on or what is on the menu for dinner on a given week, my refrigerator is 100% guaranteed to have some sort of meat (chicken, ground beef or pork,) cheese, bacon, eggs, butter, and milk.
My pantry is similar in that there are some mainstays. I am always sure to have at least a few types of pasta, a loaf of bread, some sort of rice, and probably some chicken broth or vegetable broth to boot.
Why? There are just some ingredients that you just can’t go wrong with because they are building blocks for so many meals. To prove my point, this casserole has a fair number of them.
Cheese? Check. Bacon? Check. Chicken? Check. Pasta? Yup.
Mix them all together (with a few other favorite ingredients,) and you’ve got one easy to throw together casserole.
Do you have a favorite quick and easy dinner recipe? Easy dinners are my favorite. And while I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and making more complex dishes, sometimes I need something quick after a long day of working.
Casseroles are a great staple for many reasons. First, they don’t require you to dirty up a bunch of dishes. Second, they all get thrown into the oven to bake. Third, they typically help you liven up the leftovers in the fridge.
On those days when time is tight and a stop at the store just isn’t in the picture, I turn to this Chicken Broccoli Casserole. It helps to use up leftover mac and cheese and is packed with tons of flavor!
(Please note: you can also whip up fresh mac and cheese if you have the time to use in this recipe.) More often than not though, I am using leftovers.
This dish is an easy way to incorporate a serving (or more!) of veggies into an otherwise carb-laden meal. Even picky eaters won’t mind the addition of a little green.
Any vegetable tastes good covered in cheese and mixed with bacon. It is a scientific fact. Well maybe not, but you know what I mean.
This casserole great to serve alongside a simple green salad. And if you are using leftover mace and cheese, prep is about 10 minutes and two dishes. It’s ideal for a swift weeknight meal, but also great to share at a summer BBQ or a potluck with friends.
Use any of these mac and cheese recipe leftovers to make Chicken Broccoli Casserole!
- Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
- Sriracha Gouda Mac and Cheese
- Bacon Jalapeno Mac and Cheese
- Summer Vegetable Mac and Cheese
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Chicken Broccoli Casserole
- 3 cups leftover cooked macaroni and cheese
- 2 cups chicken , shredded
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup cheddar cheese , shredded
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 cup bacon , crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine and spread into prepared casserole dish.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- If you’ve made this recipes, make sure to come back and let us know how it went!