Sunday, April 8, 2012

Chicken and Squash Maccaroni Casserole

The idea for this recipe came to me when I started introducing different food flavors to my then 6 month old baby. I used to prepare and freeze several batches of different varieties of mashed vegetables for Alonzo when he started eating solids. This allowed me to save precious time from doing all the prep work and cooking before each of his meals. This also allowed me to easily experiment with the different vegetable combinations.  While preparing his mac and cheese I decided to add a couple tablespoons of frozen mashed squash. Perfect combination for the little guy! He loves cheese. He also loves squash. In fact, he loves squash enough to give him carotemia! Not only does the squash give the dish a lovely, cheesy, golden color but wouldn't you also agree that this is also a great way to sneak in more veggies to your usual meals? This recipe is therefore intended not for my toddler but for my picky, carnivorous hubby! 

100 grams macaroni
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken breast fillets
1 tsp butter
1 cup milk
1 tetra pack all purpose cream
1 cup grated cheese
1 cup mixed vegetables
1/2 cup mashed squash

Cook macaroni until al dente. Set aside.
In a low heat saucepan, combine butter, milk, cream and 1/2 cup cheese. stir continuously until thickened. Turn off heat.
Add chicken and mashed squash. Add in cooked macaroni and pour onto a baking dish.
Top with remainig cheese and bake until cheese turns golden brown.

1 comment:

  1. this looks good. my picky toddler can spot the taste of the slightest veggie though....ill see if this works