Been making this stuff for more than 20 years,...it's got everything in there!! I used Ragu this time (it was on sale), though, instead of making it with tomato sauce and tomato paste....and it came out great! Total comfort food and freezes well! We love it! Enjoy! :)
This will also work great with turkey; if you do not have chicken breasts, then use any leftover cooked chicken. If desired you can fill the crescents just with the filling mixture and omit the soup, just brush with butter before baking. They are wonderful just stuffed with the filling! A few members have experienced a soggy bottom, so you might want to consider just drizzling half (or even a little less) of the soup mixture on top and a little around the sides of the crescents, then save the rest of the soup mixture for another time (this will help prevent a soggy bottom). You may use the jumbo crescent rolls and stuff with more chicken mixture :)
There are several versions of this recipe, this is how I make it. My nephews LOVE it! It tastes like cheesey fish sticks, potatoes and a slight taste of creamy tartar sauce all baked into one! :) **If you don't like tartar sauce, simply omit the sweet pickle relish. But we LOVE it just like this! :)
This dish is ideal for any breakfast or brunch menu, and equally good at supper time when served with a nice green salad and a simple soup to start. Linguica sausage adds the right savory touch to kick this bread pudding up a notch or two. If you can't find linguica sausage or don't care for it use any garlicky sausage pork sausage. Recipe is courtesy Emeril Lagasse.
I had to come up with a kid/adult friendly recipe to please everybody while my step-daughter was visiting. So this is what I did. We ALL LOVED this! It ended up making a lot, though, so you might want to make a half a recipe. I'll be taking this to the next potluck or family gathering that comes up! It was so good! It came out WAY better than I thought it would. I was quite surprised and happy! Hope you try it!