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Bell & Evans Nuggets with Cheesy Mac

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What could be better than combining your kids two favorites into one dish?

Ingredients

  • 1 box Bell & Evans chicken nuggets
  • 8 Tbs butter
  • 1/2 Cup flour
  • 4 Cups whole milk
  • 1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. small elbow macaroni

Preparation

Chicken Nuggets

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Bake according to package directions. Cut nuggets in half. Set aside.

Macaroni

  1. Cook macaroni in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Transfer to very large bowl.
  2. Melt 6 Tbs butter in same large pot over medium heat. Add Flour. Stir 2 minutes.
  3. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer sauce 2 minutes.
  4. Add all cheeses, salt and pepper. Whisk until cheese melts and sauce is smooth, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Mix cheese sauce into macaroni. Mix in chicken pieces. Mound mixture in a 13 x 9 x 2 glass baking dish.

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