Butter Chicken Mac & Cheese

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s® . All opinions are 100% mine.

Butter Chicken and all it’s versions are always received well. If you’ve been following my posts and my channel, you will know that I love making my Butter Chicken from scratch. I like to grill my chicken, blanche and puree fresh tomatoes, blend my spices and finish it off with some luxurious cream. A weeknight meal though is a whole other story. I burst into my home exhausted with the dark cloud of prepping dinner on my mind. Almost immediately the family asks ‘What’s for Dinner?” and if I haven’t had the time to meal prep, I’m in a lot of trouble.

 

Over time, I’ve learned how to use pantry staples creatively to create shortcuts to great meals. This recipe is a testament to that! I always have canned soup in my pantry, they’re not just great when you want to make a soup but you can also use this to prepare other meals. In this recipe, I’m going to use the CAMPBELL’S® Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato to substitute the pureed Tomatoes and the CAMPBELL’S® No Salt Added Cream of Chicken to substitute the cream. This delicious Butter Chicken is then going to be tossed together with Scoobi doo or Cavatappi noodles, smothered in cheese and baked.

 

This is a hearty recipe that is delicious for adults and kids alike. If you have kids that are afraid to try new things, this is a great way to introduce them to new flavors.

Butter Chicken Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken breasts cut in medium cubes
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsps Tandoori spice
  • 2 tbsps Yogurt
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • ½ tbsp dried Fenugreek (optional)
  • 400 gms Pasta (Macaroni, Rotini, Scoobi Do or your choice)
  • 1 can CAMPBELL'S® Condensed Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato
  • 1/2 can CAMPBELL'S® Condensed No Salt Added Cream of Chicken
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • Water as required
  • 1 cup diced Onions
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp minced green Chili (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped Coriander
  • 1 tsps each Chili & Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups Grated Cheese

Instructions

  1. Marinate the Chicken in the crushed garlic, Tandoori spice, Yogurt, Salt & Pepper and Fenugreek and allow to marinate for 15 mins to overnight
  2. Heat up the Oil in a sauté pan and cook the Chicken till about ½ done and remove and keep aside
  3. In the same pot add the butter and sauté the Onion, Garlic, Chili
  4. Add all the spices, followed by the Tomato soup and stir well to incorporate. Fill up the empty soup can with water and add it to the pot and bring to the boil
  5. Add the partially cooked chicken, turn down the heat and allow it to simmer
  6. Add a half can of the Chicken soup and a bit more water as required
  7. Add the Coriander
  8. Cook Pasta according to the package instructions and drain
  9. Fold in Pasta and about a half cup of the Cheese
  10. Taste for Salt and add to taste
  11. Transfer to an oven proof dish and cover with the rest of the Cheese
  12. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes till bubbly and golden brown
https://kravingsfoodadventures.com/butter-chicken-mac-cheese/

 

Mac & Cheese PIZZA – #YourCanadianMac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post has been sponsored by Italpasta, I have received product and compensation but the ideas and opinions are completely my own.

 

I so very rarely use box Mac & Cheese anymore. There was a time when my son was little and we traveled to India, he practically survived on box Mac & Cheese. With my channel and blog, I’m constantly thinking of gourmet ways to present a Mac & Cheese. When Italpasta told me about their #YourCanadianMac contest, I have to say I was intrigued and decided to take up their challenge.

 

The easiest and most obvious thing would have been to make an Indian version of Mac & Cheese, but been there, done that and I was trying to think of ideas out of the box (literally) when the thought struck me … what if I created some sort of pizza pie .. my kids love Mac & Cheese, and love Pizza so this was a sure winner.

The Mac & Cheese product from Italpasta is delicious – at first I was startled to not see the bright orange colour we tend to associate with Mac & Cheese and then I realized that this is white cheddar and has no food colouring added. Yes! sign me up! This product is made from 100% Canadian wheat and cheese. We’re all trying to eat healthy, but it’s also great to know that we are supporting our Canadian dairy and wheat farmers!

This recipe is sooooo easy to make, cuts and serves like a pizza and has all the comfort of a Mac & Cheese – enjoy!

If you have great ideas to spin a Mac & Cheese into #YourCanadianMac, you could win a case of 24 boxes of Italpasta Macaroni and Cheese Dinners, enter the contest! All the details, rules and regulations are here!

Mac & Cheese PIZZA – #YourCanadianMac

Ingredients

  • Italpasta Mac & Cheese package - 200 gms
  • 1.5 liters water
  • 30 ml Milk
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup Pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup Pepperoni
  • Parsley

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Mac & Cheese according to the package instructions with the water, butter & milk
  2. Cook it till it's al dente, slightly under but not over cooked
  3. Add 1 cup grated cheese and mix
  4. Grease a 9 inch pie dish with removable bottom
  5. Add the Mac & Cheese to the dish and pat it down and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 - 20 mins
  6. Wait till it cools before overturning it on a silicone mat so it doesn't break
  7. Add the pizza sauce, parsley. pepperoni & the rest of the cheese and bake
  8. Again, wait till it cools before cutting and serving
https://kravingsfoodadventures.com/mac-cheese-pizza-yourcanadianmac/