Every bite of this hearty one-dish meal brings back memories of my grandmother's Italian kitchen. To this day, I can picture Grandma slicing fresh sausage, dicing crispy peppers and adding "just a pinch" of oregano. I stir up those memories often— this casserole's a favorite for family gatherings, church suppers and post-practice community choir socials.
I grew up in rural Nebraska, and there I learned wholesome values and the "made-with-love" kitchen techniques that I will always cherish. Now, even though I'm 25 years away from the farm, our California friends say the backyard picnics we put on are fit for a threshing crew!
This easy, elegant-looking dish is nice enough for special occasions...but you'll make it for family too! For a change-or-taste, substitute turkey or tuna for the chicken. You'll win raves all around the table.
This recipe won the grand prize when I entered it in a local newspaper's recipe contest! The aroma of the cream sauce in this recipe makes it a mouthwatering favorite with my family. It's great for company, too, especially in winter.—Jacki Remsberg, La Canada, California
My guests like this casserole even if they don't usually like all the ingredients in it! For instance, people who don't care for broccoli don't mind it in this dish. And I like the way it's so easy to make and serve when company comes. —Suzann Verdun, Lisle, Illinois
Have leftover chicken? This recipe makes good use of it. The potatoes in this casserole also make it a dish that will appeal to any hearty "country" appetite. It's simple to prepare and delicious served with a salad and rolls.—Frances Gleichmann, Baltimore, Maryland
I like this recipe because it is easy to fix. It is one of family favorites and a recipe that I love to share with friends. The poppy seeds seem to give this chicken dish a special look, as well as a distinctive flavor.
This was my mother's favorite recipe for Sunday—hence the name. It makes an excellent recipe for Sunday dinner, because it can be prepared ahead of time and left to bake while you attend church. The leftovers also freeze well.