Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole & a Giveaway #CountryCrockCasserole


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Recipe- Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole

While in high school most of us strive to be part of the “cool” club.  That unspoken, but obvious assumption regarding status and popularity is a learning process that all must face.  At some point as an adult, hopefully you learn it just doesn’t matter.

It is much better to embrace the inner geek.

If you want to be a board game fanatic, why not?

If you want to paint miniatures, go for it.

If you want to cross-stitch til your fingers bleeding, do it!

Me? I’m a new member of the Country Crock Casserole Club.

Yes, life is good.

I think I’ve hit the jackpot of both worlds.  I get to feed my inner foodie who loves to cook and take photographs of food (yep, totally nerdy) AND I get to be part of an elite group of bloggers selected to work with Country Crock.

My first assignment?

Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole

This Minnesota girl was bred to make hotdishes.  Seriously, it’s a part of my genetic coding.  If you are at least half of Scandinavian ancestry and live in North Dakota/Minnesota- you are born to make hotdishes.  Sure, some people call them casseroles.  They just want to be all fancy.  A good hotdish is a just a natural part of life around my neck of the woods.

Let me show ya how easy it is to whip up a dish of steaming hot goodness.


A hot dish requires a good mixing of ingredients.  It’s not complicated.  Just mix them all together and sprinkle a little of the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and spread over the top and bake.  I’ve included the recipe below, just in case you want a few more specific details;)

Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole

As you can see I added frozen veggies that are fairly large.  It would be even easier to add veggies that were even smaller.  I considered purchasing the smaller veggies, but they didn’t include broccoli.  My three year old is partial to broccoli so I opted for the bigger chuck variety of vegetables.

Easy Casserole Dinner

Cheesy Mac with Chicken & Veggies

I love that the veggies are included in the dish and I don’t even need to serve anything else with this meal. It’s complete, as is!


  • 4 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread, melted, divided
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 8 ounces dry rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 4 cups assorted frozen vegetables, thawed
  • 2 1/4 cups finely shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine 3 tablespoons Country Crock® Spread, milk, rotini, chicken, vegetables and cheddar cheese in 8-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and remaining Spread in small bowl; sprinkle over top of casserole.
  3. Bake until heated through and crumbs are toasted, about 30 minutes.

Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole Recipe

Country Crock Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole

Look for more fun Casserole Club recipes in the coming months. Cause it might be hot outside now, but in just a couple of months I’ll need to turn on the furnace again and a good hotdish will definitely be in order!

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One lucky Mama Report reader will win a casserole dish, Country Crock VIP Coupon (good for one free product), Recipe Card.  Plus an additional 5 runners up will receive a Country Crock VIP Coupon, good for one free product.

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  1. Homemade chili

  2. Jennifer says


  3. My family loves spaghetti.

  4. susan smoaks says

    we really love a homemade chicken pot pie!

  5. Tator Tot hotdish is our favorite.

  6. Ann Fantom says

    My family loves baked ziti

  7. Karen Gonyea says

    Absolutely Lasagna !!!

  8. We love cauliflower mac and cheese.

  9. I love playing with different meatloaf

  10. sandra davis says

    love spaghetti and meat sauce

  11. The favorite hotdish in our house is Chicken Broccoli Bake. It is fast and delicious!

  12. The favorite hotdish in our house is Chicken Broccoli Bake. It is fast and delicious!

  13. We like King Ranch Casserole, a chicken enchilada casserole.

  14. Amanda B says

    Chicken and rice that uses the onion soup mix and a can of cream of mushroom. It’s not a hot dish unless there is some cream of mushroom, right? 😉

  15. Chili

  16. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    Eggplant Parm is a family favorite.

  17. Anything with pasta and cheese!

  18. Leanna H says

    Chicken, broccoli and rice caserole

  19. We love lasagna

  20. Chrystal D says

    Chili mac for sure!

  21. Charlotte says

    We love mac and cheese.

  22. Debra Pauley says

    Homemade chili

  23. Kimberly Schotz says

    Everyone here loves Macaroni and Cheese

  24. Shannon Baas says

    tuna mac.

  25. Denise S says

    Tator Tot Casserole.

  26. Virginia Rowell says

    We love chicken casserole with stuffing.

  27. Marti Parks says

    We really like tuna casserole and chicken casserole.

  28. family loves spaghetti

  29. Cathy Truman says

    We like chicken and rice casserole and tuna casserole.

  30. we love a brocollli & cheese casserole

  31. Michelle S says

    Overall fav is recipe from my MIL for gourmet chicken roll ups

  32. We like a rice, cheese and beans bake.

  33. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    Chicken Rice Casserole!

  34. Kathy L. says

    I’m another Minnesota girl that makes a mean hot dish! Our favorite is Wild Rice Hot Dish! We also like almost any Mac Hot dish!

  35. Linda Lansford says

    we make chili

  36. My families favorite dish that I make is homemade Mac and cheese with cabot cheddar cheese and of course country crock.

  37. danielle lima says

    Shepard’s Pie

  38. Mary Beth Elderton says

    King Ranch Chicken–cheesy,yummy Tex Mex (though I’ve never really heard it called “hot dish 🙂 )

  39. My family likes a tuna casserole.

  40. Jenny Stanek says


  41. Jennifer T. says

    My family loves a baked ziti casserole.

  42. Denise M says

    enchiladas and taco casserole

  43. Lasagna

  44. We LOVE taco soup. 🙂

  45. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    I make a mean taco casserole that everyone likes

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  46. Jennifer Rogers says

    I have a casserole we call Grandma’s Recipe with hamburger, onions, cream mushroom, cream cheese, salt , pepper and cheap biscuits on top baked until biscuits are brown my family adores!

  47. Cindy Merrill says

    My Gluten Free American Chop Suey ( Rice Flour Pasta) is always a hit, noone can believe it’s not “real” pasta.

  48. chicken and pasta dishes

  49. brandy g. says

    My family loves Crockpot Chicken and Dressing.

  50. Diane Sallans says

    Mac & Cheese – Manicotti – Lasagna

  51. Safewrite says

    They love my thick tomatoless chili with cornbread crust

  52. sweet potato casserole

  53. Sue Ellison says

    Macaroni and Cheese for me!

  54. Mindy Mue says

    Hamburger Casserole

  55. I like lasagna or mac n’cheese

  56. jeri boss says

    ham with mash potatoes

  57. Stephanie Larison says

    Lasagna for sure!

  58. Serena Powell says


  59. My family LOVES MAC & CHEESE!

  60. Denise B. says

    Our favorite is baked macaroni and cheese.

  61. We love chicken and rice casserole.

  62. I love to make broccoli casserole for holidays. Grampy and the kids love it.
    Thanks for the chance.

  63. Monique Rizzo says

    Chicken and dumplings.
    Thanks for the chance.

  64. melissaandkeith miller says

    taco bake 🙂

  65. Sacha Schroeder says

    Definitely mac and cheese. We are simple. LOL.

  66. The hubby loves my veggie chili bake

  67. Nicole Sender says

    The all-time favorite: macaroni & cheese!

  68. Ashley Morrow says

    We love baked ziti.

  69. Katherine says

    Chicken pot pie

  70. Lasagna.

  71. Debra Hall says

    baked mac and cheese

  72. chicken pot pie over pasta!

  73. mrsshukra says

    Vegetarian lasagna – love!

  74. Stephanie Phelps says

    My kids love my loaded potato soup~ I however love anything italian! 🙂

  75. Homemade mac and cheese is a winner here.

  76. Carolyn G says

    Mac and cheese

  77. It would have to be mac and cheese, with broccoli rice casserole a close second!

  78. My family likes taco casserole.

  79. My family loves stuffing

  80. Heather Freeman says

    We love good old macaroni and cheese.

  81. Good Morning, Our favorite hot dish is spaghetti and garlic bread. Thank you. Vicki.

  82. Cynthia Sizemore says

    this recipe looks so good

  83. laurajacobson says

    Oh we love Tator Tot Hotdish!

  84. sara wood says

    We like fiesta bake

  85. misses giveaways says

    homemade mac & cheese

  86. Connie Lee says

    We love a big pot of vegetable beef soup on a cold day.

  87. My family loves chicken enchiladas!

  88. Christine says

    baked ziti

  89. Meaghan F. says

    Baked mac and cheese.

  90. Natalie F says

    Sloppy Joe Squares. But being from the Midwest any hot dish works. I am for sure going to make the country crock casserole!

  91. laura ari says

    My family loves enchiladas

  92. Jean Fischer says

    We like lasagne

  93. Margot C says

    We like a tuna casserole

  94. Emily Adams says

    We love Stuffed Shells!

  95. Jessica To says

    We like a chicken and gravy casserole.

  96. lasagna is our favorite

  97. Penny Snyder says

    Baked spaghetti!!

  98. soha molina says


  99. jennifer cecil says

    My family loves baked mac and cheese

  100. My son’s favorite is homemade Mac n Cheese.

  101. macaroni and cheese

  102. Lasagna

  103. We like Macaroni and Cheese.

  104. Chicken enchiladas with white sauce 🙂

  105. Amanda Kinder says

    Chicken pasta salad.

  106. Rachael G. says

    Chicken and broccoli alrfedo

  107. My family loves chicken spaghetti

  108. Paula Michele Hafner says

    We love a dish call Chicken Spinach Alfredo.

  109. Jessica Cox says

    My family loves chicken casserole

  110. our favorite is lasagna!

  111. jesssica says

    tamale pie

  112. jesssica says

    baked ziti or tamale pie yummmmmmmy

  113. Rebecca Lock says

    crab mac and cheese if my familys favorite hot dish

  114. Desiree Dunbar says

    My family’s favorite is Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce.

  115. lasagna is always great

  116. Melissa B. says

    My family loves lasagna.

  117. we love scallop potatos

  118. bryan clark says

    smoked ribs and bbq chicken

  119. Wild Rice Hot Dish

  120. Cálaeb Temple says

    baked spaghetti.

  121. We love Shepherds Pie.

  122. We love mac and cheese with cauliflower and brocolli

  123. Jennifer says

    we love spaghetti!

  124. James Coyne says

    Tuna Casarole

  125. elle cowan says

    shepherds or cottage pie yum! <3

  126. We love chicken pot pie.

  127. Lisa Garner says

    My family love Chicken Casserole.

  128. Sarah Hall says

    Baked pork loin with apples.

  129. melissa Resnick says

    chicken parm

  130. Chicken Parm

  131. natasha gipson says

    Want to try this!

  132. stuffed dumplings

  133. chicken and dumplings.

  134. s riches says

    We like tuna casserole

  135. Donna Pyszk says

    We love hot chicken noodle casserole

  136. We love lasagna

  137. Michelle Maddock says

    Macaroni and Cheese!

  138. Lasagna is a favorite.

  139. kristin sims says

    it would have to be chicken pot pie…..thank you

  140. spinach lasagna

  141. Michelle W says

    Baked ziti is always a huge hit

  142. Erica C. says

    I like chicken alfredo.

  143. Ruby Daniels says

    My husband homemade chili

  144. natalia ryjova says

    We love Russian food called galuptsi.

  145. rochelle johnson says

    lemon chicken or lasagna

  146. My family loves cheesy potato casserole! YUM!

  147. Brittney House says

    We love pasta dishes like mostacholli

  148. chili

  149. Jennifer Reed says

    We love hashbrown casseroles.

  150. Ziti

  151. jules m. says


  152. Samantha Dalton says

    Cheesy Potato Casserole 🙂

  153. Jennifer says

    I make a pretty amazing vegetarian enchilada casserole.

  154. Lasagna is my families favorite!

  155. Michelle Tucker says

    Tater-tot casserole I think!

  156. We love chili!

  157. We like hot beef stew on rice!

  158. pizza casserole

  159. Laurie Emerson says

    Our favorite is Taco Casserole.

  160. krystal wethington says

    I love chicken casserole

  161. Spaghetti I think they could eat it every night.

  162. Kathleen S. says

    Lasagna is definitely a fave!

  163. tatertot casserole!

  164. john hutchens says

    mac and cheese

  165. Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas.

  166. melina r says

    spaghetti with meat balls

  167. Brenda Elsner says

    Mac and Cheese is our favorite!!

  168. lasagna Is my favorite hot dish, sooooo good~

  169. tracey byram says

    My family loves hash brown casserole.

  170. Lori Taube says

    Homemade chicken alfredo!

  171. Deborah Wallin says

    We love lasagna

  172. Barbara Stenby says

    baked macaroni & cheese

  173. kathy pease says

    my family loves shepards pie

  174. Pasta dishes- lasagna, stuffed shells, baked ziti, etc.

  175. mary gardner says

    my family loves chicken pie

  176. Lasagna!

  177. Teresa Thompson says

    Chicken casserole.

  178. We like chicken enchiladas

  179. Nicole C. says

    Our favorite is chicken and dressing.

  180. amy deeter says

    i love chilli

  181. Ann Council says

    We love chicken and rice.

  182. baked ziti

  183. Eileen Burke says

    Baked Ziti is a fave

  184. Jennifer Matt says

    This is a Chili household 🙂

  185. Dorothy Deakyne says

    Mac and Cheese is my favorite

  186. Leila Kowalczyk says

    Looks Yummy!

  187. Kat Emerick says

    Broccoli , potato and cheese casserole.

  188. Buddy Garrett says

    Our family loves Lasagna.

  189. Homemade chili

  190. Ed Nemmers says

    The Potatoes Scalloped!

  191. Mary Jacobowitz says

    mac & cheese

  192. shanta spradlin says

    Beef and veggie soup

  193. Kelly Amos says

    Our family loves homemade chicken pot pie! 🙂

  194. Carolyn Daley says

    Cheesy Lasagna.

  195. tina reynolds says

    we love pizza lasagna

  196. Meghan R. says

    Mac and cheese is always a hit.

  197. Mary Cloud says

    Mexican Manicotti
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  198. Lucy Schwartz says

    The one hot dish that they all love is my meatloaf. I think the meatloaf you were raised with is the one that becomes your standard and that is the case on our family. No tomato soup or catsup and not a lot of fillers, just meat ground beef and some ground pork, onion. bread soaked in milk and an egg.

  199. natalie yeoman says

    my moms homemade mac and cheese

  200. Vikki Billings says

    We love beef stew, homemade! I make it in the crock pot and it is so good!!

  201. My family enjoys stuffed shells

  202. Samantha says

    We love lasagna!

  203. Tuna Noodle Casserole. Yum!

  204. Natasha Tucker says

    chicken alfredo bake!

  205. My family’s favorite is tuna casserole

  206. We love enchiladas!!

  207. Marcy Strahan says

    Crawfish Pie our favorite cassrole dish!

  208. CharityS says

    Mac & Cheese with bacon

  209. We love lasagna!

  210. Lasagna for sure!

  211. I make a mean enchilada pie. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  212. Charlene Kuser says

    Shepherds Pie is my favorite hot dish

  213. Baked Ziti

  214. Melanie Montgomery says

    We love baked mac and cheese

  215. Tater tot hotdish.


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