Hey guys! Since it’s starting to get colder outside I figured I would try out a new casserole recipe that I found. It was a great success, with a few minor changes to the original recipe. One thing that I tried to correct in the original recipe was the amount of sauce needed. I talk about that later in the post. This is what you will need to make this easy casserole dish 🙂
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Worcestershire Sauce, Panko breadcrumbs, Spinach, Stock, Penne Pasta, Shiitake & Cremini Mushrooms, Milk, Cream, Salt/ Pepper, Cooking Onion, Garlic, Asiago & Gruyere Cheeses and Club House La Grille Smouldering Smoked Applewood Seasoning.
Slice mushrooms and chop onion, while pasta is cooking.
Saute mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Then add your spinach, allow to wilt and then toss in your chicken, remove remove from heat.
For making your roux, melt butter and add your flour while whisking and allow to cook out on low heat. Then slowly add your milk, cream and stock. Increase heat to medium, continue to whisk and add Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and Club House La Grille Smouldering Smoked Applewood Seasoning. It’s important to continue whisking so you do not get flour clumps.
When sauce has thickened fold in your vegetables/ chicken mix and return to heat.
Then transfer pasta to an oven safe casserole dish, add topping mixture and pop in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
- 2 cups dry penne pasta (I did about half a bag so I could freeze some) 2 cups leftover cooled rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 1.5 tsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 medium Shiitake mushrooms
- 1 handful of Cremini mushrooms
- 2 clove garlic, minced
- 2 big handfuls baby spinach leaves
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1.5 tbsp Club House La Grille Smouldering Smoked Applewood Seasoning
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup 35% cream, (if you don’t have cream handy just add more milk)
- 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1 tsp Club House Smouldering Smoked Applewood Seasoning
- 1/3 cup Gruyere Cheese, grated
- 1/3 cup Asiago Cheese, grated
- Cook pasta as per directions on the package. Drain and set aside for later use.
- While your pasta is cooking, pull apart your chicken and get ready to sauté the onions, mushrooms and garlic in the olive oil (make sure to not brown). Once softened, add in your spinach and toss, this will allow spinach to wilt at an even pace. Add half of your Club House Smouldering Smoked Applewood Seasoning.
- To make the cream sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan, add flour and start whisking ingredients over medium heat, cook your roux for about a minute or so, so your sauce will not taste like flour. Then slowly add your milk, chicken stock and cream while whisking continuously.
- Once your sauce starts to thicken add your remaining Club House Smouldering Smoked Applewood Seasoning, cracked pepper and Worcestershire Sauce.
- Fold in the sautéed veggies, chicken and cooked pasta, then transfer to a baking or casserole dish.
- Mix together panko bread crumbs, seasoning and cracked pepper. After you transfer pasta to oven safe dish, sprinkle your grated cheeses then a layer of the panko bread crumb mix on top. Pop dish into your preheated oven 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until your casserole is nice and bubbly.
Chef’s Notes- When making your roux add liquids slowly to determine thickness of sauce. I make my sauce by eye and taste so I never really follow the recipe. If there is to much liquid just reduce sauce for longer. If sauce is not thickening you can always make a slurry. A slurry is using a thickening agent such as cornstarch, or arrowroot and water. Mix well, then add to sauce while stirring constantly. Sauce should thickening up fairly quickly after adding the slurry.
This looks delicious! I will have to try making this for my husband. I try to make one new recipe a week to keep things exciting, and this may be my new one for the week! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks, and no problem! My husband really enjoyed this one, so I thought it would be good to share 🙂 That’s a good idea about making a new dish every week, I tired to do the same
What other cheese can I use besides Gruyere cheese?
You could use any cheeses really, I just like the sharp taste of Gruyere with the smoke flavor. You could use a monetary jack cheese to give it a gooey, cheesy texture.