So many great things come to mind when I think of comfort foods. A lot of the comfort foods that I have come to love and enjoy with my family are also favorites of my kids. Well, most days. They can be pretty picky. It's also no secret that I am not the best cook in the world. Most comfort foods are fool proof though. That is something I can hang with. My favorite food, or side dish I should say, is loaded potatoes! Simply Delicious. Add in some cheese, bacon, green onions and top it all off with Hood Sour Cream.
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One of my favorites is Chicken Noodle Casserole. There are so many variations of this recipe that you can't really go wrong. Just substitute for ingredients you really love, and ta-dah! Instant gratification! I'm not to fond of leftovers, but this dish does hold up well in the fridge too. It's a win-win in my book. Most of the ingredients are always found in my kitchen. We always have Hood Sour Cream on hand, as well as egg noodles. You never know when they will come in handy. I believe that Hood Sour Cream makes this dish! It's the best brand out there, and the only I will buy. The all natural ingredients and creamy texture is what sold me from the beginning. It's available in full fat, light, and fat free varieties. All of which are perfect for any cooking needs. Makes a delicious chocolate cake, or on top of potatoes. It's the perfect staple in our home. You can also find some pretty rocking recipes on the Hood website! You can find more about Hood here. Until then, try our recipe!
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Serving Size: 6-8
Time to prepare: 20 minutes
Time to cook: 45 minutes
Total Fat: 23 g
Protein: 19 g
Fiber: 4 g
1 - 12 oz package of egg noodles, Cooked and Drained
2 Cups shredded, or cubed, Chicken, cooked
2 cups of Hood Sour Cream
1/2 cup Hood Cottage Cheese
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup, undiluted
1 small onion, diced
1 medium Zucchini, chopped
1 red pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 TBS Butter, Divided
Salt and pepper to taste
Tip: For a thicker "sauce" slowly mix in 2 TBS of Corn Starch with your wet mixture.
Did I mention how much I really love this knife?
- Pre-Heat oven to 350F Degrees.
- Coat pan with a small amount of non-stick cooking spray.
- Add your vegetables and onion to a large skillet with 1 tbs of butter. Gently saute for 2 minutes on low-medium heat. This helps them cook faster. Set aside.
- In a Large bowl, combine mushroom soup, Hood Sour Cream, Hood, Cottage Cheese and stir.
- Gently mix in remaining ingredients and egg noodles. Excluding 1/2 cup of cheese and the bread crumbs.
- Pour your mixture into a 9x13 baking dish or casserole dish.
- Sprinkle cheese and breadcrumbs over top. Melt remaining butter and drizzle over top.
- Place in the pre-heated oven for approximately 35-45 minutes. Or until vegetables are tender.
This is what my kitchen looked like post war, I mean after dinner was done. I'm not exactly sure why she loves better so much. I'm not really too thrilled. But I couldn't resist this shot. My husbands two cans of bears after work. A messy counter, it's raw family time. Got to love it!
Chicken Noodle Casserole with sour cream is delicious! It's the perfect comfort food after a long busy day. As well as perfect for when we are snowed in. Most ingredients can be found in your fridge or pantry. We just love comfort food here.
What's your favorite comfort food?
Thanks to Mom Central and Hood for sponsoring this family recipe. You can find out more about hood on their website. You can also find out some great information on the Hood Sour Cream Fact Sheet.