Friday, March 16, 2012

Foodie Friday: Firehouse Pizza Copycat Pasta

I found this recipe for a copy-cat Firehouse pasta.  This is kinda like a chicken cordon blue casserole....only tons better!  Firehouse Pizza is a place we LOVED up in Logan, UT.  So when I found this recipe I was excited to try it out.  When I saw it though, it seemed lacking in seasonings so I added a bunch of stuff to it to add some flavor.

1 lb pasta
1 c. chicken, cooked, cubed
1 c. ham, cubed
1 1/2 c. milk
8 oz. cream cheese
2 tbsp. dried minced onion
2 cups swiss cheese, shredded ( I shredded an 8 oz pkg and used it all....but my family is full of cheese freaks so we use extra)
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. parmesean cheese
1/2 tsp oregeno
1 1/2 tbsp. Italian seasonings

1 c. dried bread crumbs
1 tbsp parmesean cheese(otptional)
3 tsp. Italian seasonings (optional)
1/2 c. butter, melted

Cook pasta according to directions.  Meanwhile, in a saucpan, combine milk, cream cheese, and onion.  Stir frequently until cream cheese dissolved.  Continue cooking and stirring for approximately 5 minutes.  Stir in cheeses and seasonings.  Stir in chicken and ham.  Put mixture in a 9x12 baking dish.

Sprinkle crumbs over the the top and pour the butter over top.  Broil until the top is browned.  Watch carefully, it doesn't take long.  Less than 3-5 minutes.

My family loved this!  Not a single murmer or complaint or "you should have done this instead."  This is very filling and serves a lot.  I seperated it into 2 8x8 dishes and froze the other for next time.....especially since they loved it we will eat it again...and again...and again.....and again.  I love that is has lots of flavor, but it is not overpowering.  Serve with some garlic bread and YUM!!!

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