Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jen DePalma's Low Fat Cheesy Noodle Casserole- Winner Dinner Wednesday

Looking for an extra special side dish to spice up your weeknight dinner? Try my Low Fat Cheesy Noodle Casserole for a de-lite-ful healthy addition to your dinner menu tonight. Who doesn't love the idea of biting into an ooey-gooey  bubbly bite of cheesy goodness but seriously who wants to face the scale after that!

I came up with a healthy recipe that's quick, easy and delicious! This is what I also love to call a "pantry cleaning recipe" which means go through your pantry and fridge and put those half empty  boxes of pasta  to good use. Do you have a few handfuls of different cheeses in your fridge, then use those too! I came home from work last night and needed to make a quick fix meal-  I found a can of Campbell's Healthy & Delicious Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup, a hunk of fontina & Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, a half-full container of Kitchen Basics low sodium chicken broth, some frozen peas and half a bag of egg noodles plus an almost empty box of whole wheat rotini pasta.

I'm like okay what the hell can I make with this? As I'm cooking up the noodles, I'm staring at the Campbell's Cream of Chicken and I'm like- I am making a casserole concoction- boy am I glad I did. I shredded up the handful of the cheeses,used the fat free cream of chicken soup and chicken stock to moisten the noodles. I could've made bechamel sauce and covered the noodles with butter and more cream but seriously people if you don't take care  of yourself- who will! Feel free to add in some chicken or shrimp for a lean protein or leave as is for meat-free meal.

Jen DePalma's Low Fat Cheesy Noodle Casserole
1 bag of no yolks egg noodles
1/4 cup of grated fontina cheese
1/4 cup of Parmigiano Reggiano
1 can of Cambells Healthy & Delicious Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 cup of frozen peas
1/2 cup of low sodium chicken broth
Partially cook egg noodles
Drain water
Combine noodles with Cream of Chicken Soup, Chicken Stock,Cheeses  and peas
Top with Panko Bread Crumbs and place under broiler 10 minutes or until brown &bubbly!
Eat Right ,Starting Tonight

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