Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is unique and fast because you do not have to cook the macaroni first! Prep time does not include overnight refrigeration. If you do not have time, just omit the overnight refigeration. I have done that in the past with no problems.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan, layer the first seven ingredients in the order listed.
  2. In a bowl, combine the soups, milk and broth.
  3. Pour over water chestnuts.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Toss butter and cracker crumbs; sprinkle over casserole.
  6. Top with cashews.
  7. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until macaroni is tender.


Most Helpful

What a change from the casseroles that I do make, yum! I did omit the water chestnuts, other than that followed recipe exactly. Thanks for a great recipe!

drinkmore September 09, 2007

Nice change from the usual casseroles. I really liked that you didn't have to cook macaroni before hand. Made and let sit for approx 1hr before baking. Came out great. It was a little salty for my taste, next time I will skip the boullion and just add water. Thank you for sharing!

mtnmel October 01, 2004

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