Time for a casserole

This was from last Sunday and I forgot to post it….

Sunday afternoon in early August and it feels like fall.  Hubby has had a hankering for a casserole lately so he headed off to our small local store that carries cooked chicken cut up into pieces for casseroles and such. Sure beats cooking up some chicken when you need it.  This casserole is an oldie but a goody because it is so easy to make and so tasty.  It fits in very well with the #sundaysupper trend on twitter.

Nichols is a great little grocery store that caters to the shoppers with custom cut meats and excellent service. Their meat department is phenomenal.  Not main chain stores these days have actual butchers on staff.  On any given Saturday, when you walk by the meat counter you will find over five different people or more behind the counter.  They may be restocking the shelves out side the case or cutting up some custom orders.  And the quality of the meats and the prices can not be beat.  When I am looking for something special, like a great filet or prime rib, I do not hesitate to shop there.  

Now I posted this one quite a while ago, but it was worth the re-post as we head into the late summer early fall weather.

Aunt Liz’s Chicken Casserole


2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast  
2 cups uncooked spaghetti noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces,about 7 ounces (make sure they are about 2 inches in length to make it easier to stir)
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices celery
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
(10.75-ounce) cans condensed 30% reduced-sodium 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 
Cooking spray
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided


1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine broth, salt, pepper, and soup in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add soup mixture to chicken mixture; toss. Divide mixture evenly between 2 (8-inch) square or (2-quart) baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over each casserole. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes.

This is from Cooking Light so less guilt when enjoying!

Now doesn’t a nice casserole sound delightful?

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