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Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Chicken or Broccoli Variations

Updated on August 3, 2018

This is the old fashioned recipe that my mother used to make for us. She baked it in the oven in a casserol dish that was later set into a chafing dish on the dinner table.


1 lb macaroni

1 stick margarine

1 lb. Colby cheese


cooking instructions

boil macaroni until almost tender

drain and place into a casserole ¾ full

cut your margarine into bits and mix into macaroni

cut your cheese into small chunks and stir into macaroni mixture

use enough milk to cover macaroni

Bake in a 350 deg. Oven until cheese is melted (approximately 30 minutes)

Sprinkle casserole with crushed potato chips

Similar to dish used by my Mom
Similar to dish used by my Mom

Chicken and Broccoli Variation

I recently saw a recipe for this addition to the traditional macaroni and cheese recipe.  I thought it was interesting and I'm trying it tonight for dinner.

Prebake 2 chicken breasts. Cut into chunks and set aside. Precook broccoli florets or chopped broccoli and set aside.

Prepare the above macaroni recipe and cook until almost done. Stir in the chicken and broccoli and return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes to heat through.

Macaroni and cheese with chicken and broccoli
Macaroni and cheese with chicken and broccoli

Quick Version For Today's Busy World

Buy an already prepared tray of macaroni and cheese and prepare as directed.  Follow directions for the Chicken and Broccoli version and add to prepared frozen dinner after cooking.

Frozen Macaroni and Cheese ready to add cooked chicken and broccoli
Frozen Macaroni and Cheese ready to add cooked chicken and broccoli


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    Tammy Cornett 

    9 years ago from Ohio

    This sounds really good--especially with the chicken and broccoli...thanks for sharing it! :)


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