I have made this recipe twice. It is super easy to make, but definitely lacks in an over-the-top flavor. I will say though that this last time I used REAL onions instead of dried and it added a little more wow.
of Dunne at With a Cherry on TopServes 6
1 lb. Pasta (I used bowtie, but I think Penne would've been perfect)
1 cup Chicken Breasts, cooked and cubed
1 cup Ham, cooked and
1 1/2 cups Milk
8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
2 Tbsp. Dried
Minced Onion2 cups Swiss Cheese,
Cayenne Pepper1 cup Panko Crumbs (I used regular bread crumbs and they worked just fine)
1/2 cup Butter,
melted (I used 1/4 c. butter and it worked great)
Cook the pasta al dente. Drain and return to the pot.
Add cooked chicken and ham and toss to combine.
In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, cream cheese and onions over med-low heat. Stir frequently, until it becomes smooth (about 5 minutes).
Stir in the pasta mixture. Add swiss cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer pasta to a baking dish and top with Panko crumbs. Pour
melted butter over crumbs and broil until browned (I gave it 4 minutes).