Last month I was invited to participate in the Country Crock Casserole Club where I get to make delicious casseroles and offer great giveaways from Country Crock. I happily accepted this opportunity, since anyone that knows me knows Country Crock is a staple in my house, and Mike and I joke about having the "full set" of Country Crock "tupperware" bowls.
This month's recipe was Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole, but we were encouraged to change it up if we wanted to and make it our own. This led to me pretty much randomly throwing things in to a bowl - channeling my Inner MasterChef - and I have to tell you... what I came up with was absolutely amazing. It isnt often that I hit a grand slam in the kitchen, but this time I certainly did. In fact I even had leftovers and all four of us enjoyed it again for lunch today. Talk about a huge win.
My #CountryCrockCasserole Kit came with a coupon for a free tub of Country Crock, a box of rotini noodles, and a canister of Italian flavored bread crumbs, and following recipe:
Easy Mac and Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole
I am going to admit now that this is the first time I have ever put bread crumbs on top of a casserole - but I may never cook one without them again. Talk about the perfect topper. However since they were "Italian" flavored, I wanted to do something a little different and change up the recipe just a bit... here is what I did:
Lynsey's Italian Chicken Casserole
This dish was amazing. Hot, gooey, and FULL of flavor. And an added bonus - the girls couldn't even tell there was cauliflower in it, so they gobbled it up and not once did I hear "I don't like cauliflower." Made me wonder what other veggies I could sneak in there without them knowing...
*Disclosure: I received product, a product coupon and stipend for extra ingredients from Country Crock for free. All opinions are my own.