Happy Hump Day everyone! Hope your week is going fabulously. To all you spring breakers out there somewhere warm...please bring me some heat!! The Midwest is trying so hard to get to spring temperatures, but it is very slow moving.
We have been lucky to have a few warm days here and there, and I've been taking full advantage! This Monday was one of those days. I took the pup on a super long walk, I cleaned out the back of my car, and I finally dug through the garage and found all of our outdoor furniture and set it back up. I love how warm weather gets me motivated to clean and organize!
Another thing I love about warm weather is I can use my grill! Yes my Hub knows how to use the grill, but he thinks it's a hassle. I think "Woot one more dish I don't have to clean! And Woot fire grilled food tastes awesome!" So I fired up the grill and got some chicken cooked up and ready to go for my Cheesy Chicken Bacon Pasta.
It's so creamy and cheesy. And you don't have to make the chicken on the grill if you don't want to. I did because it was nice out and I think everything cooked on the grill tastes amazing...and I didn't feel like scrubbing a pan.
This recipe is delicious and the best part is you probably already have all the ingredients. I served this with green beans, but you could easily add broccoli to yours and have everything together in one dish! Boom! Dinner rocked!
(This meal serves two)
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
2 Cups elbow macaroni, cooked
1 Cup mozzarella (or more if you love cheese like me), divided
1 jar alfredo, divided
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt and pepper
Make your bacon and macaroni while you grill your chicken breast. Let the chicken cool until its easy to handle and cut it into bite size pieces.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
Stir together the Alfredo, garlic, salt and pepper and set aside.
Now you can either layer this dish like I did, or get out a large bowl and mix everything together before pouring it in the casserole dish. If you want to layer it, I did this order:
-Half the Alfredo
-Half the mozzarella
Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until it starts to bubble. Enjoy!
I chose to layer this dish because it ended up leaving some macaroni not entirely saturated in the Alfredo and I like it like that. Feel free to mix everything together instead and bake for the same amount of time.
Hopefully we'll be saying good bye to winter weather soon enough so I can get back to grilling all the time. I never thought I'd look forward to April showers so much :)
Thanks for stopping by!
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