I made this delicious casserole dish up one day when I was feeling inspired and I think it turned out pretty well. I was inspired to experiment by a cook book I own called "A Man, A Can And A Plan."
I refined the recipe after my first attempt to make it and cooked it up again last night with even better results. It was great! And so easy, even a kitchen-phobic man can do it!
Men, if you want to impress your lady friend (or even your imaginary friend) with your mad skills in the kitchen, give this simple recipe a try!
Kenn Hoekstra's Zesty, Cheesy, Chicken Pasta Casserole Recipe:
1 16 oz. Box of Rotini (or Penne or Macaroni) Pasta Noodles
1 26 oz. Can Cream of Mushroom Soup (The big boy!)
2 10 oz. Cans Rotel's Original Tomatoes & Green Chilis (Not Drained)
2 5 oz. Cans Premium Chicken in Water (Drained)
1 Small Can Mushrooms Pieces & Stems (Drained)
1 8 oz. Bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
SPICES (To Taste):
Kickin' Chicken Spice (Optional, but this stuff is RAD!)
Pre-Heat oven to 300 degrees.
Boil a large pot of water and cook the pasta as directed.
In a separate medium sized pot, mix together Cream of Mushroom Soup, 2 cans Rotel's, 2 cans of chicken (drained), 1 small can of mushrooms (drained), 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce and spices (to taste). Mix together and stir under medium heat until warmed through.
Drain cooked pasta noodles and return to large pot. Mix in contents of medium pot with the noodles in the large pot and stir until well mixed.
Pour combined mixture into large casserole dish and spread evenly. Top with shredded cheese until covered (I used about half of an 8 oz. bag) and cover the casserole dish with tin foil.
Place covered casserole dish in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes at 300 degrees to heat through and melt cheese.
Serve hot and enjoy! Feeds a small army!
- If you don't like the spicy kick to your dish, you can substitute diced tomatoes for the Rotel's. If you're hardcore and you want it extra spicy, use Rotel's HOT tomatoes and chilis!
- Substitute drained chunk tuna for chicken if you prefer a tuna based casserole. Both are great!
- Use real chicken pulled off the bones instead of canned!
That's it! Easy peasy!
If you try this recipe and you like it, shoot me an e-mail or post a comment and let me know what you think!