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Cordon Bleu Mac & Cheese

Active Time: 30 minutes • Total Time: 1 hour • Serves: 12


1 package (1 pound) penne pasta
1 jar (15 to 16.9 ounces) Alfredo sauce
1 package (8 ounces) mini cubed ham, drained
4 cups diced or shredded roasted turkey or 1 Schnucks herb whole roasted chicken, skin and bones discarded and meat diced or shredded
2 cups Schnucks vitamin D whole milk
1 cup Schnucks frozen green peas
1 package (6 ounces) Schnucks finely shredded Swiss cheese (1-1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon Schnucks unsalted butter
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat covered 5- to 6-quart saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta; heat to boiling. Boil, uncovered, until pasta is al dente, about 10 to 11 minutes; drain.

2. Into same saucepot, add Alfredo sauce, ham, turkey, milk and frozen peas. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to simmer. Remove saucepot from heat. Stir in cheese. Add pasta and stir until well coated in sauce. Spread pasta mixture evenly in 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. In microwave-safe small bowl, heat butter in microwave oven on high 45 to 60 seconds or until melted. Stir in panko and parsley. Sprinkle panko mixture over pasta. Bake 30 minutes or until edges bubble and top is golden brown.


Each serving: about 397 calories, 14 g total fat (7 g saturated), 102 mg cholesterol, 582 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 5 g sugars, 29 g protein