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Tomato Basil Macaroni and Cheese

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 9 - 12
  • Course: Main Dish

Looking for a great weeknight family recipe? Try this delicious Tomato Basil Macaroni and Cheese in a Reynolds® Bakeware Pan with hot pad and carrier. See how it's made here.

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Ingredients

  • 1 small diced yellow onion
  • 8 diced tomatoes + more for garnish
  • 5 chopped and cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese + 1 cup
  • 1/3 cup of chopped fresh basil + more for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 6 cups of whole milk
  • 2 pounds of cavatappi noodles, boiled and strained
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 Reynolds® Bakeware Lasagna pan with hot pad and carrier

Directions

Step 1

PREHEAT the oven 350°.

Step 2

MELT the butter in a large pot on high heat and add in the onions to sauté, about 4 minutes.

Step 3

WHISK in the flour to form a roux.

Step 4

POUR in the milk and cook over medium heat until it becomes thick.

Step 5

WHISK in 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese until it is completely combined.

Step 6

ADD the cooked noodles, chopped cooked chicken, chopped tomatoes and basil to the pot with the sauce and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 7

POUR the mixture into a Reynolds® Bakeware Lasagna pan with hot pad and carrier and sprinkle on the remaining 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Step 8

BAKE in the oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese on top is lightly browned.

Step 9

GARNISH with chopped tomatoes and basil.

Step 10

SERVE hot.

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