This post is not sponsored, just delicious! My kids are generally good eaters, but occasionally if a dish has spinach, broccoli or other green items, they tend to not eat as much or pick around the veggies. Chicken Alfredo Mac & Cheese is a family favorite and a great way to add in those yummy vegetables, but I have found that including one of their favorite snacks and having them help me out in the kitchen makes this dish (including the veggies) one of their very favorites! It’s simple, quick and the whole family will love it!
You will need:
2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Around 8oz (uncooked) of your favorite pasta (We like Rigatoni!)
15oz jar of your favorite Alfredo Sauce
8oz Monterey Jack Cheese Shredded
3-4oz of your favorite cheddar snack crackers (We love Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies, but any would work!)
1 cup veggies chopped into bite-sized pieces (Spinach, broccoli and even tomatoes are our family’s favorites.)
- Start boiling the water for your pasta. While waiting season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill or saute them until fully cooked. Remove and set aside. Boil pasta according to directions on package.
- Drain pasta water into bowl with veggies to lightly cook them for a few minutes. While waiting chop cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 8×8 or other casserole dish.(affiliate link) In a large bowl mix all ingredients minus snack crackers together: chicken, veggies, pasta, sauce and cheese.
- Spread mixture into an even layer in the casserole dish.
- This is the FUN part. If you have helpers, let them crush the snack crackers for you! Put them in double zip-lock bags and let them have bash, bang and smash the snacks into a crumble.
- Sprinkle the crumbs over the top of the dish and bake for 10-15 min to get warm and gooey.
- Switch the oven to broil for 2-3 additional minutes to really toast the cheddar snack cracker topping.
We hope you enjoy making and eating this tasty Chicken Alfredo Mac & Cheese dish as much as we do. Please share your thoughts and additions if you try it out!