This recipe was sent in by High Plains Journal reader Vivian Tank, Fremont, Neb.
1-2-3 Macaroni Bake
Source: Vivian Tank
1 1/2 c. chicken, cooked and diced
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. dehydrated onions
4 Tbsp. dehydrated garlic, sliced
1 1/2 c. broccoli flowerets
1 (1 lb.) jar Cheddar cheese sauce
1/2 c. Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 c. elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
Pepper to taste
Heat diced chicken with garlic salt, 1/2 tsp. salt, 3 Tbsp. onions and 3 Tbsp. garlic and mix with cooked macaroni.
In the microwave, blanch for 2-3 minutes broccoli in a few drops of water with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 Tbsp. onion and 1 Tbsp. garlic. Drain off the water.
Mix all ingredients together and add the Cheddar cheese sauce. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish.
Bake in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes. Can be microwaved for 12 minutes.
Top with shredded cheese; return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serves 6-8 people.