This delicious Amish-style casserole is sure to please the whole family!
Boil water for noodles and cook them according to the directions. Once the water comes to a boil, add in the box of noodles and fresh broccoli. Use about 1 1/2 - 2 cups of fresh broccoli. Cook both the broccoli and noodles together in one large stock pot.
Drain them when they are done or according to the number of minutes your noodles take. Your broccoli will be cooked just perfect!
While your noodles and broccoli are draining in a colander, use the same stockpot and melt 1/4 c. butter. Add in 2 T. arrowroot powder once the butter is melted. Stir together to make a smooth sauce.
Add in 2 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of cream and cook this mixture on low to medium heat until thickened.
Once you have a thickened sauce, add in 1 - 2 cups of shredded chicken.
Add in the canned (or fresh) mushroom pieces and 1/4 cup of diced pepper. Salt and pepper to taste.
Once this mixture is altogether in your large stockpot, add back in your drained noodles and broccoli and stir together. It may seem a little loose, but the sauce will thicken up nice and creamy and will be perfect once you cook the dish in the oven.
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan or casserole dish. Add 1/4-1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy this tasty casserole!!!