Monday, June 24, 2013

Country Crock Casseroles - Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole and Giveaway

Winners! We have a winner and 5 Runners Up! Our Grand-Prize Winner is Gayle Daniel and the Runners Up will be notified via email about their prize! Thank you so much to everyone who entered and keep tuned for more great giveaways!

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I'm very pleased to be working with Country Crock again sharing fabulous casserole recipes and hosting fun giveaways. If you don't already know, I'm also a Country Crock Correspondent so this chance to share with you was one I readily accepted.

First of all, I need to share this totally cute box I received with all the things I needed to prepare this first casserole and share the giveaway with you.

 From top to bottom, L to R: Top of box; inside the first lid; inside the second lid; the sides and back. Adorable, isn't it? My girls are currently playing "restaurant" with the box, but I have a sneaking suspicion it  make become a new home for some doll clothes.

This month we're sharing a recipe from Country Crock for an easy mac and cheese that you can change up any way your taste buds desire. I took this easy recipe and put my own spin on it. Try both and let me know what you think!

Use the original recipe to create your own version of Easy Mac and Veggie Chicken Casserole and make sure to share it here and on your favorite social media networks. Use the hashtag #CountryCrockCasserole so I can find you and share it, too!

This is the 8-inch, 1 quart capacity casserole dish that I'm GIVING AWAY. Look below for your chance to WIN!













Here's the original yummy recipe from Country Crock:

Easy Mac and Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine 3 tablespoons Country Crock Spread, milk, rotini, chicken, vegetables and cheddar cheese in 8-inch baking dish.
2. Combine breadcrumbs, 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.




And this is my spiced up version using grilled chicken, Mexican crema, roasted poblanos and Cotija cheese:

Country Crock Spread, green peppers, Cotija cheese and cilantro - just a few of the ingredients for my spicy take on this delicious casserole.
Green Chile Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole
Green Chile Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole


Green Chile Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole

Ingredients:

4 Tbsp. Country Crock Spread, melted, Divided
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup Mexican crema (or sour cream)
8 ounces dry rotini pasta, Cooked and drained
2 cups diced grilled chicken
1 1/2 cups frozen corn - thawed
1 cup roasted and diced poblano chile 
1 1/2 cups green pepper - diced
2 cups finely shredded low fat Mexican blend cheese or Monterey Jack
1/4 cup grated Cotija cheese
1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. grated Cotija cheese
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro - chopped fine

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook green pepper in 3 tablespoons Country Crock Spread until tender. Combine peppers and Spread with, milk, crema, rotini, chicken, corn, chiles and cheeses in an 8-inch baking dish.
2. Combine breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon Cotija cheese, chopped cilantro and remaining Spread in small bowl; sprinkle over top of casserole.
3. Bake until heated through and crumbs are toasted, about 30 minutes.


Now, how to WIN!


Grand Prize for one lucky reader includes the following items:

·        Casserole dish
·        Country Crock VIP Coupon (good for one free product)
·        Recipe Card

Five runners up will receive: A Country Crock VIP Coupon. 

To enter: Pin this blog post to Pinterest including the #CountryCrockCasserole hashtag, and the URL to this post. If you do not have Pinterest you can choose one of the following alternatives to enter:

·        Tweet a link to you blog post using #CountryCrockCasserole
·        Post a link to your blog post on Facebook using #CountryCrockCasserole


Do all three and you'll be entered THREE times! PLEASE remember to include the URL of your Pin, Tweet or FB post in a comment here so I can make sure you're entered! This giveaway ends on July 8th at 12:01 A.M. Eastern Time. Good luck!

*Disclosure: I received product, a product coupon and stipend for extra ingredients from Country Crock for free.






13 comments:

Anne said...

I pinned this excellent giveaway and your yummy recipe on Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/pin/85005511689364059/

Anne said...

I've posted a tweet with a link to your recipe and the giveaway. Here's the link:
https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/350597955599876098

Anne said...

Last but not least, I've posted this spicy recipe and giveaway on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/anne.other.921/posts/483898715019527

ChristineW said...


I pinned this great giveaway and recipe on Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/pin/85005511689364059/

Gayle said...

I pinned this recipe on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/216946907022564852/

Cathy said...

Love love love this, I pinned it on my pinterest page http://pinterest.com/pin/61009769925022133/

Thank you so much for the great recipes!

Unknown said...

I thought I posted a comment another day!!! I love, love, love mac & cheese in any form, with any addition!!! Yummy!!!!!

Unknown said...

I absolutely adore mac & cheese in any form possible. Yes. please!!! :)

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