Top the creamy pasta mixture with both shredded Cheddar and Parmesan in this super cheesy chicken tetrazzini. Go ahead and make this chicken casserole now and freeze it until you need a ready-made meal.
1 (16-ounce) package vermicelli
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (see recipes on page 166)
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of celery soup
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
1 (6-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
How to Make It
Prepare vermicelli according to package directions; drain. Return to pot, and toss with chicken broth.
Stir together chopped cooked chicken and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl; add vermicelli, and toss well. Spoon mixture into 2 lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dishes. Sprinkle evenly with Cheddar cheese.
Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Note: Freeze unbaked casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw casserole overnight in refrigerator. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, and bake as directed.
ridiculously easy, makes a lot, everyone always loves it.
i usually used 3/4 to a full can of chick broth (the noodles soak it up anyway)... also, i tend to use double the amount of shredded parm cheese...
AND- just to try to make it a little more healthy- i always use 98% fat free soups and fat free sour cream.
I've used this recipe a couple times & it's wonderful. Creamy & cheesy. You really could just leave the chicken out all together & it would still be heavenly. I've used turkey in place of chicken with this dish to use up the Thanksgiving leftovers. The second pan freezes beautifully & makes any given weeknight easier when you grab it from the freezer on your way out the door in the morning. Or you can share the second pan with a neighbor. Great passing dish for any church function. A good recipe for the arsenal. Thanks for sharing it with us.
I have used this recipe more times than I can count. Everyone loves it; and I love the fact that I can get 3 casseroles out of it. I usually add an entire can of chicken broth as the noodles soak it all up anyway. Sometimes I add green olives with pimentos, sauteed onions and celery, fresh mushrooms instead of canned. Adding a salad and rolls makes a fairly quick and easy meal to prepare.
We like mushrooms and added them to this recipe; instead of the shredded cheese, we like 3 Jars of Kraft Old English Cheese. The cheese can be warmed in the microwave for 20 seconds and added to the mixture. Delicious!
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