Fontina Chicken & Pasta Bake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
Makes2 casseroles (4 servings each)
I thought this casserole was one of the worst I have ever made. After having read the reviews prior to making, I used only 1 tsp. oregano. I should have known that 4 garlic cloves would be too much. This dish reeked of garlic. I could barely eat it. I needed a meal that would give me left overs for tomorrow, but there won't be any because I've just thrown out the remainder. When you consider the expense and the time involved all I can say is what a waste.
I had to use provolone instead of fontina cheese as I couldn't find it at the grocery. This is a nice comfort food casserole. I put one dish in the freezer for later.
This was OK. Family thought it was just OK. Not interested in making it again.
To bideford - it really isn't fair to give a recipe a poor rating simply because of an opinion that has nothing to do with the actual recipe. Anyway, I also am gluten free, and Pacific brand makes a really good gluten free condensed cream of mushroom soup. Most grocery stores carry it. Don't look for a can like Campbell's - look for a small square carton. If your store doesn't carry it, they are readily available online (like at Amazon). They make GF cream of chicken too!
The reason I do not take the publication and cannot use many of their quick and easy recipes is because they so very often mention the use of a canned soup. Since there is no canned soup that is gluten free that takes the idea off the list. If I have to start from scratch to make my own soup first then it is neither quick or easy. Thy might at least suggest a substitute for the item that is off limits to many of us. Forget cooking separately for the GF member of the family.
The fontina cheese made it even more delicious!
This was a delicious casserole. Added shallots when sauteing the mushrooms, added Greek seasoning and lemon pepper to the chicken while browning, Parmesan cheese with the Fontina. Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes for zip. Next time, I will leave out the oregano, it was too strong in this casserole and was overpowering. Also added buttered bread crumbs to the top after baking for 20 min foil on, 30 min foil off with the bread crumbs. I made the whole thing at once , in a big casserole dish and it is all gone. Will make again, very pretty!
I made this when it was first published a couple of years ago...THEN, I looked at the nutrition information. The flavor was pretty good, but really not worth the high-calorie, high-sodium and high-fat content. TOH should try a little harder to provide folks with better options.
Made one for us and gave the other to friends. Both families thought the casserole was delicious; our friends requested the recipe. Mild yet flavorful, creamy, attractive presentation. Important to use the fontina cheese. Substituted a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes for the fresh.Why do folks rate something they haven't even tried? It throws the average rating off.
It was okay.