21 Reviews

No, I did not make this recipe according to the instructions. I made changes, but if I hadn't made those changes I probably would have rated this even lower. As it is, I'm rating it because I believe some changes should be made.

First, I added a full teaspoon of curry powder because I enjoy strong flavors. Next, because I used mild cheddar, I used double what was recommended as per another review which stated that they used mild and the flavor of the cheese didn't come through. I did not have pimentos, but used the mushrooms. I added 2 oz. of water extra (because of the lack of pimentos) and added about 1/4 cup extra of milk.

I do NOT recommend adding the 1/2 teaspoon of salt. It seems like only a little bit, but when you use pre-cooked chicken or turkey, there is already salt added to it (presumably you season your food when you cook it). Also, the cream of chicken soup has a great deal of salt in it already. I used no salt added mushrooms as well, and I'm glad I did.

With the above changes made, it was salty enough and seasoned well. I do not recommend adding that extra bit of salt unless you are using canned ingredients that are low sodium.

I DID enjoy this dish as I made it though. I served it with a salad as a palate cleanser and it worked out well. I will probably make this dish again, but will use fresh mushrooms that I will saute first. There wasn't much flavor with the canned mushrooms. This was a very easy dish because the pasta did not have to be pre-cooked. I used large elbow mushrooms and they were perfectly tender enough to eat.

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meruhd January 26, 2012

I have prepared this recipe for at least 25 years. I recently went in search of my recipe and...IT WAS MISSING. My fiancé and I tore apart the kitchen looking for it, to no avail. We were both crushed because we love this dish. So I took to the web hoping to track it down. Lo and behold, there it was and I knew it was the same recipe because it contained uncooked macaroni, making it one of the easiest recipes ever. So we decided to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving as a substitute for chicken. As we took our first bites, we were giddy with relief! This was the missing recipe!!!! So many, many thanks to you, Food.com. This recipe will never be lost again!!!!!!

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Peggy D. December 06, 2013

Delicious comfort food that is so easy to make. Whats not to love? I added some sliced leek and since I didn't have the pimento I added some orange bell pepper. It all came out perfectly yummy and this will certainly be made again. Made for Photo Tag.

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Annacia May 06, 2010

I remember having this as a kid (and I'm 50+ now) and it was always one of my favorites. Same as the other reviewer, I lost the recipe and was so happy to find it here. We also add french fried onions and serve with cranberry sauce.

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mtaoussile April 19, 2014

DH made this for dinner tonight, leaving out the pimentos as we dont have any. This was easy and good. Needed a little more spice. Will keep as a basic guideline to make again with adjustments.

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JLBear71 March 10, 2010

super easy! mine needed extra cooking, most likely due to using Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta. Kids really liked it.

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GinaCucina March 01, 2010

So easy and the boyfriend said it was "FANTASTIC"! Enough said!

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Teacher_01 September 28, 2009

This was very good! I used chili powder instead of curry powder, but next time might play around with other seasonings instead. I think you could really change up the flavor of this by either other herb combinations or using the cream of chicken soup with flavors (garlic, herb, etc.). Left out the pimentos because I didn't have any. Thanks!

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iewe March 02, 2009

This casserole was just okay to me. I used leftover chicken in it and I added some mixed vegetables. It was sort of bland even with the chili powder. I think it may be the cheese I used. I think next time I might try a stronger cheese..I used medium cheddar (its all I had) but next time I might try colby. Thanks for posting!

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shimmerysummersun August 09, 2008
Chicken Macaroni Casserole