Great recipe. I did use 2 cups of cooked rice in lieu of the noodles (does that make this not a Boudine?) Anyway it was delicious last night, and even better today. I also left out the almonds and didn't miss them a bit. I am not generally a leftover eater, but I'm afraid my hubby will have to fight me for the rest.
It's a keeper per my husband. I made a few changes to lower the calories and make it a bit more healthy. I used whole wheat egg noodles, fat free cream of mushroom soup, and 2% cheddar cheese. Even with those changes, this dish was nice and rich and I don't feel like we missed out on anything. We also used 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sauteed in a bit of olive oil.
This really is delicious. I also use a lot more noodles, and I do use the almonds in it because they add a nice crunch, but I don't add the pimiento. We scraped the pan clean!
Yum-yum! What's not to love? It's rich. creamy, CHEESY and delicious. I used alot more noodles. I thought it was a misprint and used a 1lb box of rotini. I had to leave out the pimiento because my little girl doesn't like them but I'm sure they would add another dimension to this great dish. Thanks bmcnichol! Made for PRMR.