I love that this recipe uses the leftover veggies and meat from a party or picnic. It tastes great and is super easy to make.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
50 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Mix carrots, onion, and butter together in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Bake carrot mixture in the preheated oven until slightly tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Mix macaroni, chicken, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, Caesar dressing, sweet bell peppers, and Parmesan cheese into carrot mixture; top with remaining mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is heated through and cheese is melted, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Cooked sausage can also be used in place of the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

556 calories; protein 29.9g 60% DV; carbohydrates 44.2g 14% DV; fat 27.6g 43% DV; cholesterol 76.2mg 25% DV; sodium 707.6mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I don't usually try the recipes with no pictures but this one sounded good and I had the ingredient on hand so I tried it. Turned out very good. My hubby wanted pasta with something different than an tomato base sauce. This was easy and quite tasty. I forgot to take a picture so others who chose with their eyes would try it. Read More