The definition of a comfort meal is anything carb based covered in cheese baked until bubbly!
I love casseroles, not just any casserole but a simple easy to prepare casserole! If you read this blog you know I love meals you can fix in 45 mins or less!
cooking at home
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What you need
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- Rigatone noodles
- Rotisserie chicken shredded
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 1 can of cheese soup
- Carnation milk
- Half and half
- Heavy cream
- Garlic paste
- Mozzerella cheese
- Parmasean cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
A meal that warms you up from the inside out,a meal that feels like a big hug and reassures you that you are going to be okay…that is what comfort food is to me!
Obviously, a cheesy carb loaded casserole will fit the definition of comfort food too!
sometimes after a long day at work, where it seems everyone is against you and your success going home to a casserole like this makes the world okay again!!!
don’t take my word for it give it a try for yourself!!! Let me just say the whole family is going to love it!!!!
This serves a lot
make sure to be prepared to feed a crowd or enjoy leftovers for a few days.
The last time this was made it fed 12 adults,of course I serve salad and garlic bread on the side but still that is a lot of food for one casserole!
I personally served this for Sunday dinner and then had it 2 nights for left overs. From perso al experience this meal is best if warmed up in the oven rather than microwave. I placed some casserole in a pie plate and then covered with foil. Placed the leftovers in a preheated 350⁰ oven for 15 minutes(place in your oven till heated through, all ovens are different)
Sides to serve alongside
This dish is amazing on its own filling with dairy,carbs and protein but it pairs excellent with the following
- Cole slaw
- Side salad- garden or Ceasars
- Garlic bread
Are you ready for the recipe?
Cheesy chicken Rigatoni CasseroleCourse: Uncategorized
4 cups of rigatoni noodles
4 cups rotisserie chicken shredded
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cheese soup
1/2 cup carnation milk
2/3 cup half and half
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp garlic paste
1.5 cup mozzerella cheese
1/2 cup parmasean cheese
salt and pepper to taste
- Cook noodles in well-salted water cook according to box instructions
- in a saucepan put cream, soups, milk, half and half, and whipping cream bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes(make sure it doesn’t scortch)
- stir in garlic, simmer 5 minutes
- stir in cheese and chicken, simmer 5 minutes
- drain noodles adding them to your pan stir them into the mixture
- spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray
- place mixture in pan
- cover top with mozzerella cheese
- bake in a 350⁰ oven until golden brown and bubbly approximately 45 minutes