I thought this recipe was great as-is; the lack of "cream of" soups is one of the reasons I wanted to make it. I used whole-wheat pasta, low-fat sour cream, skim milk, added some garlic, and I used a handful of parmesan (& then more at the table). We didn't find this dry at all. It's not saucy, but the casserole was moist & flavorful. The only change I'd make is to saute the onions first - they weren't quite cooked all the way and were pretty strong. But, DH & I both enjoyed this, and it also reheats really well.
This was really tasty! To combat the dryness others mentioned I left the spinach undrained and doubled the sour cream; it seemed to have the perfect amount of moisture. I used jack cheese with jalapeños and thought the added spice was very nice. Next time I might add a few cloves of chopped garlic. Thanks for a great recipe Marsha! :)
Excellent recipe. I love it because you can make changes and not mess it up. Add cooked mushrooms if you like mushrooms. Add more cheese and milk (or cream) if you like it "saucier". Use spicy Monterey Jack if you like it spicier. Use more spinach if you are a spinach lover. Or leave it just like it is! Anyway you make it is great! Very simple and easy to make.
Love this...and so does my 1 year old son! This is going on the repeat list!
My husband liked this recipe, but I wasn't overly impressed. I was really excited since we love all the ingredients, but the final outcome wasn't what I hoped.
I had high hopes for this recipe, but it fell a little short. It was dry and bland. I liked the idea that it didn't call for a cream of soup, but it needs something for more moisture.
DH and I loved this! Used whole wheat angel hair pasta, added fresh mushrooms and one large chicken breast. Also added a can of fat-free cream of mushroom soup for a little more moisture as suggested by another reviewer. Had to use an Italian blend bag of cheese since I didn't have any monterey jack on hand. Made it a day ahead of time and it was wonderful the next day when reheated. I know I'll be making this regularly...thanks for a great post!
YUMMY! I doubled this and added 1 lb diced chicken breast which I sauteed in 2T of olive oil along with the onion. I cooked it just until the onions began to carmelize. I used fat-free sour cream and skim milk as well as whole wheat pasta. This is great as is....but I like the idea of adding mushrooms. I could also see adding a can of black beans. I wonder what this would taste like with other cheeses.....swiss? provolone? Thanks for a great recipe!!!
Sure, I changed it up here and there, but what a GREAT recipe! Adapt away, folks. (The comments here will give ya some great ideas.) My one suggestion: mushrooms! OMG, it's such a good dish! TY, TY, Marsha!
This casserole made a great meatless dinner for me and my husband. It was a perfect way to eat more spinach. I added a can of cream of celery soup and used pepper-jack cheese, it tasted wonderful. Thanks for such a great recipe.