Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cooking with Ben - Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This has been a series I've been debating starting since last year around this time.

Back then, Ben had to work on a Webelos pin that involves him having to help plan meals for a week and cook at least three of them.  After talking out the meals, we decided to use ones he could prepare 100% on his own, without having me having to do anything other than supervise.  He actually really enjoyed the project, but we set it aside after completing the pin.

Over the last few weeks, he's been kind of obsessed with cooking--he's made breakfast sandwiches, scrambled eggs, waffles, and cookies, to name a few.  Since I still had this post saved in drafts, I think it is officially time to launch a Cooking with Ben series!

His first entry?  The Chicken Parmesan Casserole he made last year for his Webelos badge.

What you need:
Chicken nuggets, at least 20, can be frozen or leftover
Pasta, about half a box, cooked
Jar of spaghetti sauce
Mozzarella cheese

What to do:
Boil water and cook your pasta.  You can also use leftovers if you have it.
Spray your baking dish and make a layer out of your pasta on the bottom.
Pour about 3/4 of the pasta sauce over top of the pasta and spread it around.
Put the chicken nuggets on top of the pasta & sauce.
Spread the remaining sauce on top of the nuggets and top with several handfuls of mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until the nuggets heat through and the cheese bubbles.


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