Cashew Chicken Casserole
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 35 Min
Serving Size: 6 Servings
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
3 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2 cup process cheese (Velveeta)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1-1/3 cups milk
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1/4 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup crushed saltines (about 20 crackers)
3/4 cup cashew halves
1. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer the first seven ingredients in the order listed. In a large bowl, combine the soups, milk and broth. Pour over water chestnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2. Toss butter and cracker crumbs; sprinkle over casserole. Top with cashews. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
1 serving (1 each) equals 620 calories, 34 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 1,515 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Submitted by: tasteofhome.com
Oct 15, 2013 6:34 AM
with cheddar cheese instead of Velveeta. we're probably rare these days as we LIKE Velveeta but it melts and disappears whereas the cheddar melts differently.
Sep 12, 2012 1:59 PM
wow what a great dish for the whole family to enjoy making together.
May 3, 2012 9:24 PM
I would use a can of cheddar cheese soup instead of the Velveeta.
May 3, 2012 8:57 PM
All I can say is "yikes" on the sodium content! Would really have to work on lowering that. Thanks for sharing.
May 3, 2012 6:52 PM
Not a Velveeta user, but thanks.
May 3, 2012 12:41 PM
Thanks for sharing. I'll pass on this one. None of us like Velvetta or any processed cheese!
May 3, 2012 10:52 AM
yummmmmmmm, rich, creamy, and fattening, right up my alley!
May 3, 2012 10:25 AM
Nutritional info scared me off on this one.
by HEATHER (OHIO)
May 3, 2012 8:58 AM
wow i bet this is really good (except for the processed cheese), but I could find a million ways to lighten this up and still keep the cashews. I can feel my arteries clogging now.
May 3, 2012 8:21 AM
comfort food.... sounds like a good casserole to take to a funeral!
May 3, 2012 8:16 AM
real cheddar cheese and I'm there. ty.
May 3, 2012 8:07 AM
No velvetta in this house! Would sub something else!
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