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Love this recipe and so does all the family! My mom used to make this before she passed away. Excellent recipe and it is definately a crowd pleaser!

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sharlak528 February 14, 2012

Surprisingly good! When I say 'surprisingly', I don't mean it as an insult to anyone - this dish is really just better than it should be, yummier than the sum of its parts.

Changes I made: using Dreamfields rotini, using EXTRA sharp cheese (yum!), a jar of drained mushrooms, omitting the pimientos, and adding two shredded poached chicken breasts. The chicken sort of turned it into a main dish! The cracker crumbs didn't add a ton to it, so if you have to leave them off, don't worry about it!

All in all, a delicious crowd pleaser that is pretty darn flexible given all the changes you can make to better appeal to your family's tastes!

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yaycarter August 30, 2011

One of my husband's favorites and he hates casseroles! We also add a can of mushrooms but leave off the crackers. My MIL makes it with cream of celery which adds a wonderful twist!

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cook from scratch August 19, 2008

Absolutely a five star recipe. When my kids start talking about seconds before they are even done with firsts, I know it is a keeper. I did change it up a bit to suit their tastes. I only had cream of chicken soup so used that. I doubled the recipe and put each in an 8x8 pan so I could make theirs without pimientos and roasted red peppers. My son added some hot sauce to his to spice it up even more. We will make this again.

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nascarmom July 10, 2008

I added some sauteed mushrooms, since my husband loves them. I also used Jared roasted red peppers for the pimento. I thought that was close enough. LoL! Very nice dish. :)

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Lori Mama April 14, 2008

This is a great casserole. I think the pimientos are an important ingredient in this as they are really the prominent flavor to the dish. Whereas I am sure the casserole is probably good without it wouldn't be the same. I really liked the ritz crackers on top, I maybe would use even more than stated. I did add some paprika as well as freshly ground pepper and a can of mushrooms. Then after enjoying my first helping I went back for more and added some finely chopped fresh basil to it which I feel made it even better and added a new layer of flavor. This is a keeper for sure! It would even be good with the addition of some shrimp, chicken, or some other meat to it!

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CulinaryExplorer March 06, 2008

This IS really good! I loved it. I doubled it so we could have leftovers for lunch and every time it got better. I also loved the ease of prep. I omitted the pimientos and added fresh sauteed mushrooms that I sprinkled w/a bit of garlic powder. Thank u 4 posting!!

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Kitty Kat Cook December 31, 2007

The whole family just loved this recipe! So easy to make, and so good! I left out pimientos because I don't care for them and I added extra mushrooms instead. It's making me hungry just thinking of it!

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Katherine's #1 Fan September 23, 2007

My family and I enjoyed this version of macaroni. I used as a side dish but it could be a whole meal. Many thanks

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Burrheadssis June 04, 2007

Loved it...everyone thoroughly enjoyed the easy and tasty pasta dish. The pimientos really made it for me! Reminded me, in a way, of good ole' southern pimiento & cheese sandwiches. And that's a GOOD THING. Thanks cajun chef...we'll have this one again for sure.

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A Good Thing May 15, 2007
Mushroom Macaroni Casserole