Yummmmmmy! The flavor was really good. My only complaint was the fact that the egg noodles got so mushy after being in the oven so long. (which I know is expected with a casserole or this type)But I am wondering if I could sub a thicker noodle? Other that that, this recipe was WONDERFUL. Next time I am going to try adding some broccoli just because I think this sauce was MADE for broccoli! Thanks for a great recipe! UPDATE: I made again,Using extra potatoes, cubed ham and no noodles. It came out really good too! Very versatile recipe!! Thanks again!
Kari, I use the wide noodles. But your comments got me to thinking. I bet it would help if we cooked the noodles only half done before adding them to the casserole! I think I'll try it this way. :-)
Like another reviewer, I like that this recipe doesn't use condensed soup. Great flavor! I doubled the recipe and baked in a 13x9 pan because I wanted plenty of leftovers. Also prepared a small box of chicken flavored stuffing and topped the casserole with it during the last 15 min of baking.
Yum, I say. Despite complaints about the prep work involved in this recipe, it is worth it. Glad to see that canned condensed soup is NOT in the Ingredients list (unlike so many other recipes for this dish on this site). It's just not that good for you, folks. Sure, health is inconvenient to maintain, but a lot less inconvenient than dealing with illness. What we eat is one of the plllars of our health. So, yay for an "original" ingredients version here.
Really more like 3.5 stars. I skipped the carrots (my kids balked over the celery which was bad enough) and forgot the potato and went heavy on the chicken. I was leery of the cheese, but it was really not overwhelming at all. It was good - not too rich, which was my "fear". It made alot - and my kids really liked it (despite picking out the green stuff). It did take a while to prep it all - alot of chopping and cooking before you baked. I baked it only for about 20 minutes to get it hot all the way through.
Very Good! I used Kluski noodles and I pre-cooked the carrots, potatoes and celery a bit in the microwave, just to make sure they weren't crunchy in the finished casserole (and they were just perfect). I may use a bit more sage next time...I was looking for more of a sage flavor and wasn't finding it. The sauce to bind everything together is really nice. This recipe makes a lot...I split it between 2 baking dishes and am giving one of them to my Mom, so it's a good 'sharing' recipe! Thanks for posting MizzNezz!
Truly excellent recipe! Easy to make and delicious! Thanks for sharing MizzNezz.