Thursday, February 17, 2011

Show Some Love Casserole and My Favorite Character

This is my "Go-To" dish that I use when I need to take something to a family that needs some extra lovin' and comfort food.  It refrigerates really well and the leftovers are even better.

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

8 oz thin spaghetti
1/4 cup butter
1/2 large onion chopped
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 cups sliced cremini (baby bella) mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups sour cream
pepper to taste
salt to taste
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese + 1/2 cup
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup StoveTop stuffing (uncooked)
(looks like a lot but you probably have most of these things in your house already)


Heat Oven to 350.  Grease a 9/13 baking dish.  Boil the spaghetti noodles 3 minutes less than instructed on the package.

Melt the butter in a large skillet.  Cut chicken into bite size pieces and saute just until the outside is done, don't worry about the inside, it will cook in the oven.  Add mushrooms, onions and garlic and saute until onions are translucent. 

Add broth, soups, sour cream, 1 cup of the cheddar, salt and pepper and mix well. 

Add the spaghetti and toss.

Spoon into the baking dish.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and the remaining cheddar.  Sprinkle the StoveTop over the top and bake for 35 - 40 minutes. 

(My husband loves stuffing and I don't so I make it as a side dish a couple times a month and I love that I can now buy it in a canister so I can just take out whatever I need.)

Makes enough for a family of six.  I halved the recipe above since this dish was just for my husband and myself.

What's your "Go To" recipe for showin' some love?

And now, I just have to show you a video of my favorite character, Dot.   Try to watch the whole thing, it's hilarious.


9 comments: said...

Thanks Holly, this looks really good.

Tammy said...

Omg I was laughing so hard, I was crying! LoL!! Awesome! That casserole looks yummy.

Pam said...


Queen of...Whatever said...

I loved Dot....I miss that show.

Marti said...

Hi Holly, thanks for visiting my blog. Your recipe looks great. I make something similar but without the stuffing. I'm going to do that next time. Looks like it really finishes it off nicely.

Kris said...

That looks so good Holly! Comfort food, for sure!!!

ain't for city gals said...

Hey Holly, My favorite go to recipe is meatloaf, scalloped potatoes and corn...that was the first thing I ever made for my husband and we still have it on our corny I know! guys will have to come up to Congress one day when it warms up...

Melynda said...

Honey will love that casserole, it has stove top on top! But we have to stop laughing first.....

DaCraftyLady said...

you know I get so many wonderful recipes from other's blogs and this spagetti one looks like another one that I will definitely have to make...Oh I love Dot too. :) Thnaks for sharing.. Debb come visit me at any of my blogs...